Intrinsic motivation occurs when people have internal motivation towards the topic, as opposed to external motivation such as rewards and grades. Intrinsically motivated students consider the studied topic important or useful for themselves and enjoy studying. This drives them to put the effort into the studies and to overcome challenges.
In addition to the motivating subject matter, intrinsic motivation can be supported by increasing the level of autonomy the learners have to select their own approach.
What study methods you find to be the most pleasant and motivating for yourself?
How could you provide more autonomy for your team in planning the projects they have to deliver?