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Intrinsic Motivation in Education? Does it have to be coerced? (Texas, Texas, USA)

A student interested in doing a project on video production would search out and watch as many tutorials and read as many articles as he can on video production. If, however, another student is doing the same project because a teacher requires it, and that student has no interest in videos, she will (might) read whatever materials are provided only to learn the information for the class to avoid getting a bad grade or maybe looking stupid to her peers. Which student is likely to remember the material a year later? Which student will probably be able to apply what they learned?

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