Thoughts on How to Motivate Students Experientially

James W. Gentry, Lee McGinnis


Previous work presented at ABSEL has dealt with the need to motivate students and has presented theoretical perspectives such as Loewenstein's (1994) Curiosity Gap Theory and Ryan and Deci's (2000) Self-Determination Theory to provide insight as to how one might attack this problem. We offer several examples of experiential exercises which have been used in conjunction with these theories to motivate students.

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