Human Agency, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations

Schools have a special power (role in) to wipe-out all elements of intrinsic motivation by bringing carrots and sticks to the equation. Because, that is one way they keep perpetuating in relevance.. I think this (Killing intrinsic motivation) is the wrong way to stay relevant.

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I started blogging inspired by Seth Godin. His inspiring words deeply fueled my persistence for last several years and helped me to set my moto as "blog no matter what & fight perfectionism". His advice on blogging has been at the core of what inspired my continued maintenance of for last few years as … Continue reading From blog to blog

Tweet: Stanford study on Meta-cognition and Self-regulation. "According to the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF), which performs studies to try and close achievement gaps, metacognition"and feedback are two most effective educational interventions it has tested. In this study, Stanford researcher Patricia Chen et al conducted two field experiments: Selected university students were offered a variety of prompts to help them think about how they studied, … Continue reading Tweet: Stanford study on Meta-cognition and Self-regulation.

Tweet: Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning. This study compared passive lectures with active learning using a randomized experimental approach and identical course materials The study reached the following findings; Students in the active classroom learn more.But, they feel like they learn less. It shows that this negative correlation is caused mostly by the increased cognitive effort required during active learning.