22th September 2011 is a first meeting in Motivation and Management of Students for Learning Effective Learning Course.
In our class, we started the discussion about motivation. The question for discussion is the characteristics of the teacher do you like and dislike. When we have some list of those characteristics we have to choose what is the characteristics that can be including in extrinsic and also what are the characteristics in intrinsic motivation. Bu Lidya guides our discussion class about extrinsic and intrinsic motivation by those questions. Extrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from factors outside an individual. And intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from factors an individual as opposed to the extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself and exists within the individual rather than relying on any external pressure.
The question that makes me reflect again is about why do you want to be a teacher. Actually I don’t know exactly the answer of that question because my motivation is extrinsic motivation, i have many factors that motivated me want to be a teacher, because of my teachers, parents, and also my friends. “Want to be a teacher” came to my mind when i was in 12th grade. My teacher always gives me advice about my study to education course. She also gives the information about SSE scholarship to me. I think that teaching not a bad profession at all. I’m here (in SSE) because of my parents’ and teachers’ support, I really want to make them proud of me. They are my motivation. I also want motivate my students too.
Hopefully we can learn more from our reflection and enjoy the class ^^