Friday, May 1, 2015

#youredustory, Week 17: What Motivates Learning

Prompt: What motivates learning?

Yeah. Choice is important.
A choice of public right of way by Kate Jewell from wikimedia

In an ideal world, in order of importance:
  1. Curiosity
  2. Choice

In an ideal world, it’s not really a list. It’s two things.

In school as it is currently constituted, in rough order:
  1. I need to get a __ so I can get into college / so I can stay eligible / so my parents don’t get angry / etc
  2. The test
  3. Compliance
  4. Engagement
  5. Choice
  6. Curiosity

Yeah. I’d say there are some things that we need to fix...

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