School of Education
Social Science--Teacher Certification
intrinsic motivation, student engagement, burnout, instability, COVID-19, pandemic, autonomy
Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Online and Distance Education | Other Education
Hennen, Paige, "Creating a Culture of Learning: Intrinsic Motivation and its Practical Value in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1251.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, students of all ages were required to rapidly transition to the demands of virtual learning, resulting in general amotivation. These changes have led to poor academic performance, due to the decreased efficiency of learning processes as these students learn to cope with the instability caused by the pandemic as well as school-related changes. Intrinsic motivation, especially when cultivated within the learning process, plays an important role in student academic success and acts as an influence on holistic success in adulthood. Thus, educators must cater to the needs of this generation's students by implementing highly engaging instructional strategies to address the growing need for the development of intrinsic motivation in academia.