L5 Unit 13 LO1 1.2.1 Motivation

1.2.1 Motivation

1.2 Encouraging Lifelong Learning

Motivation

Motivation

We are all motivated in one way or another to achieve certain gaols and self-motivation is a key skill in self-directed learning.

Without the ability to motivate ourselves, we will struggle to start the process of PPD and to keep on track to reach the milestones we set.

Types of Motivation

Types of Motivation

  1. Goal orientated: We might be motivated by a tough challenge or task. Professional develop and learning is a means-to-an-end to accomplish these clear objectives
  2. Activity orientated: People who like social contact and want to develop relationships will be motivated by learning and development activities that enable them to achieve this. For example, choosing a group workshop training environment over an online eLearning programme.
  3. Learning orientated: For some people, the act of learning and gaining new knowledge is motivating in itself. Simply learning for its own sake is motivating to individuals who will seek out all opportunities for personal and professional development.

Cyril Houle (1966)

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs