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“Knowledge Motivates Preschoolers More Than Stickers, Study Says”



Ho-hum — yet another study has been published demonstrating that extrinsic motivation is less effective than intrinsic motivation, even though that doesn’t deter proponents of merit pay and other forms of classroom punishments and rewards.

Education Week reports that:

Offering meaningful knowledge is “an effective tool for enhancing task engagement in preschool-age children,” the researchers wrote. They suggested that such rewards could be useful when teaching math facts, for example, or learning to write letters.

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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