Motivational learning can be broken down into four contexts. Those contexts are practical, personal, experiential, and idealistic. Practical context is learning something because you know in advance it will benefit you. Personal context is learning something because you want to do it for yourself to accomplish an important goal. Experiential Context is when someone is able to learn from their past experiences by bringing it with a new situation and adapting the two together. The idealistic context of learning would be learning something because you want to explore ideas, theories and concepts to experience the discovery of something new. Those are the four main contexts that motivate people to learn and everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn. I decided to return to school for personal reasons. Returning to school is something that I have thought of doing for a very long time. I guess you could just say that I have been very lazy and procrastinated for a long time. I tried to go to college right out of high school but it did not work out. I thought it was all fun and games and ended up flunking out. I was headed down the wrong path and working in a dead end job. I decided it was time to do something with my life. I wanted to get out of my dead end job. I am now ready to take this important step in my life. I knew it would help me to grow as a person. Most of all I want to better me as a person. That is my motivation for learning.
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