Effects of Motivation

The optimal condition for effective learning is when the performance task is challenging but still doable. This assumption draws its roots from Vygotsky’s “zone of proximal development” (Vygotsky, 1978). This theory posits that in order to achieve the highest level of motivation and the most efficient learning, the level of difficulty of the performance must be engineered so that it is slightly above the ability level of the learners (Green & Bavelier, 2008).

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