Intrinsic motivation and the process of learning: Beneficial effects of contextualization, personalization, and choice.

@article{Cordova1996IntrinsicMA,
  title={Intrinsic motivation and the process of learning: Beneficial effects of contextualization, personalization, and choice.},
  author={Diana I. Cordova and Mark R. Lepper},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={88},
  pages={715-730}
}
This experiment examined the effects on the learning process of 3 complementary strategies—contextualization, personalization, and provision of choices—for enhancing students' intrinsic motivation. Elementary school children in 1 control and 4 experimental conditions worked with educational computer activities designed to teach arithmetical order-ofoperations rules. In the control condition, this material was presented abstractly. In the experimental conditions, identical material was presented… Expand

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