This chapter introduced several theories of motivation. While they all emphasize different aspects of motivation, they are not mutually exclusive, and in fact they overlap. While many of the examples in this chapter involved children, the general concepts apply to adult learners as well. The next chapter will focus explicitly on the needs and motivations of adult learners.
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