Motivation is the desire to do something. This is an important element in determining and achieving goals. According to the observation of psychologists and sociologists, the results of human activity are 20-30% dependent on intelligence and 70-80% on motives. Therefore, teachers and parents are concerned about how to form students' positive motives for learning and learning.
Formation of learning motivation can have a positive impact on the level of learning and assessment of students. A motivated student will be easier to go through the learning stages and perform all the necessary tasks to ensure success. This will allow them to study more concentratedly and with greater concentration. Motivation is especially useful when there are some difficulties during study, it disciplines a person, helps to concentrate, in order to further increase academic success.
Overcome yourself, reverse the situation, step over your internal protests and move on … Not everyone succeeds. As you know, “Fighting with yourself is the most difficult fight.” This article focuses on motivation, and in particular, on student motivation: what influences and affects the loss of interest in the learning process itself, what factors are unfavorable, what students themselves can do.
A student’s motivation to learn may disappear due to many factors: severe stress during his studies, problems in relations with teachers and students of the group, disappointments in the specialty he chose, problems in his family and personal problems. Often, studies in higher education do not justify former expectations, a collision with complex disciplines all this leads to the fact that students lose interest in learning.
Let's analyze various useful practical methods to stimulate and motivate learning.
The power of goals. One of the effective methods that can be applied in the process of learning motivation is to correctly identify thoughtful goals and objectives. They can be both short-term (for example, the upcoming exam) and long-term (for example, achievements that are necessary for studying at a university). Goals and objectives are some of the best sources of motivation, as they will inspire a person. It is important to set realistic goals and deadlines. Each goal will lead to an increase in self-esteem and will contribute to new challenges.
Gingerbread method. The act of remuneration, as another method of motivation, is extremely important. In fact, learning motivation can bring satisfaction, the positive effect of which is enormous. That is why, if the question arose of how to increase the motivation to study, do not forget about the appropriate reward after reaching the goal. Remuneration for efforts, when the goal is reached, the brain causes positive emotions, which leads to the realization: for the efforts will be received a positive reward.
Ambient atmosphere. A positive attitude towards the school, classmates, fellow students and teachers will help to keep academic motivation at a high level. But negative feelings may destroy her. During their studies, students experience negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, and frustration. These feelings can significantly reduce motivation. Therefore, one should be attentive to this factor and eliminate such problems.
You just have to start. Many students are interested in how to motivate themselves to study. The answer is this: we must start learning right now, no matter what.
This method works when it comes to self-motivation. It is important to get out of the comfort zone, regardless of whether there is fatigue or interesting educational material. This is the first step towards success. Why is this important? Coercion will free the mind from any negative thoughts that encourage laziness. As you begin, the brain will get used to its tasks. Now it will become the natural environment and comfort zone. The motivation of learning is a laborious and lengthy process, to which you need to be prepared.
A literate, reputable mentor, film or book can motivate to study. It can be successful representatives of a certain profession (for example, doctors, teachers), it can be an interesting book or film about great people or inspirational stories.
One should always see the “horizon” – actually, for the sake of what you “die” above notes and books.
Want to become a highly professional plastic surgeon? Then be prepared to cram the names of muscles, bones and tendons, as well as other medical terminology, to a faint and dizzy state.
Do not create "rush", if you do not want to hate studying forever and ever. Do you need to write a independent work or an essay on Friday? We do not recommend sitting down at 23.00 on Thursday, it is better to divide the amount of work into two or three evenings.
What are the results?
Motivation is an important part of any process. Being motivated means believing in something so strong that you are ready to work hard and walk the hard way to achieve your goals. If you have lost motivation, do not despair, perhaps this is such a period in your life, and it will take some time when you start using these methods. So always remember, everything is in your hands!
Psychologist-sociologist Assylbekova A.M.