Tip #20: Create a motivational environment: Success

The second motivational training technique is Success. Since we tend to prefer activities in which we are successful, setting learners up for success can be a good way to move them from extrinsic motivation to intrinsic motivation.

2. Success: In order to feel successful, a person must expend effort and have a certain degree of uncertainty about the outcome. Learner success is responsive to two factors which the instructor controls: (1) the level of difficulty of the learning task and (2) the training design and teaching skills which will make the learners’ learning more probable.

Example: Teaching basic information before teaching more complex information, presenting just a few new concepts at a time, providing sufficient practice so that a new skill becomes comfortable and familiar, are all examples of techniques that contribute to successful learning.

What else can you do to help your participants experience success?

We will explore the other motivational training techniques that help to convert extrinsic motivation into intrinsic motivation in future Tips.

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