Shifting the Mindset 3. The Research on Motivation


In this Learning Path you will increase your understanding of and ability to create the conditions for learners to be intrinsically motivated. As a result of your study, you will reflect on how you, your learning center, and your learning community are doing and plan your next steps related to the elements of The Research on Motivation.


Learning Path Outcomes:

Specifically, in The Research on Motivation Learning Path, you will increase your understanding of:

  • Dr. Edward Deci’s research on intrinsic motivation within a learning environment;
  • Dr. Carol Dweck’s research on Growth Mindset and the implications and impact on intrinsic motivation;
  • Daniel Pink’s research on the truth about what motivates us; and
  • Marzano’s meta-analysis of the research on motivation and engagement.

Additional information


Administrators, Instructional Coaches, K-12 Educators, Superintendents, Teacher Leaders

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


3-4 hours


Bea McGarvey