March 19, 2012

What motivates us?

This is the second installment of videos that inspire/inform my teaching. In this case I am actually going to be posting three videos from the same speaker.

If you have not heard of him, his name is Daniel Pink.

His ideas on motivation have far reaching applications. There are some teachers who find his foundational ideas of autonomy, mastery, and purpose to be unrealistic in our system of education. I, to some extent, agree. However, I also see that as evidence that the system is not effective. See for yourself and make your own judgment.

All three videos go go over the same ideas. Some go more into depth than others. The animate is a really interesting way to look at it, so I'll lead off with that:

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