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What Is Intrinsic Motivation?

Why do you do the things you do? If you are doing them for some internal reason, then psychologists would describe you as intrinsically motivated. 68 more words


Motivation to Learn.

I signed off the last blog post with the intention of returning to Malcolm Knowles’ 5 assumptions about adult learners and one in particular; the proposition that the… 418 more words

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Behavior Charts: Revisited

I was asked in a Twitter chat when do I blog and what I focus on in my posts. And of course that question lead to a reflection. 532 more words

Carrots and Sticks

I’ve been thinking about intrinsic motivation and its place in education.  Often we implement strategies to engage a student to reward them for good behaviour or for completing a task.   340 more words


The Burden of Intrinsic Motivation

I’m reading Daniel Pink’s Drive and I’m thinking how his idea that adding extrinsic rewards to fun things ruins them for people. More importantly, how focusing on the outcome is the true destroyer of creativity. 395 more words


The Ethics of Incentives: Motivated or just plain spoiled?

Going to a Jesuit university, ethics are a main part of our curriculum. My capstone course for the Honors Program is philosophy and ethics, and I recently wrote a paper on the ethics of Santa Claus. 537 more words