Intrinsic motivation

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Intrinsic motivation is the motivation that comes from within. In case of effective learning, the main source of intrinsic motivation should be the learn drive. Individual pieces of knowledge are evaluated by means of the knowledge valuation network. Parents and teachers can have an influence on intrinsic motivation by manipulating the environment, and the access to knowledge. The purpose of such manipulation is an increase in learntropy (i.e. personal attractiveness of signals used in learning). For an example of environment manipulation see: Incremental toy giving.

Children cannot be motivated extrinsically.

See: extrinsic motivation

This glossary entry is used to explain "I would never send my kids to school" (2017-2024) by Piotr Wozniak