What makes learners tick? The science of motivation…

[tweetmeme]When it comes to your classroom, is autonomy, mastery and purpose the rule of the learning game?! Take a look at the video below to see what really drives people…

Thanks to Brian Kuhn for commenting on my post “If 12-year-olds ruled the world, what would school be like?” which led me to his blog post “This is your brain on technology,” which led me to the Wired magazine article, “The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains,” which led me to another Wired article, “Cognitive Surplus: The Great Spare Time Revolution,” which introduced me to Daniel Pink and his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which inspired me to check Audible (shipping of books to Dubai is expensive!) to download it in audio format so that I could listen to the book on my run, which led me to lots of thinking about my own motivation and that of my team, which led me to notice my friend Sid‘s Facebook post about the video above!

Another day, another digital journey…




3 Responses to “What makes learners tick? The science of motivation…”

  1. 1 mark curcher June 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Dan is due to present in Abu Dhabi in the fall as a guest of Aldar properties – as is Sir Ken Robinson later. No price details yet but a google will find the dates.

    If you have any contacts or ways to get tickets let me know – both would be great to see in person.


  2. 2 readinggal June 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Wow Mark. Please keep me in the loop as well!


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