Daniel Pink – DRiVE
Quick Summary: The use of Extrinsic motivation is highly overused and overvalued, It has short-term effects that will become obsolete as time goes on. Schooling services and companies should work towards valuing Intrinsic motivation for its longer effects, and higher quality of work.
Intrinsic Motivation Categorized
- Purpose – desire to do things in service of something larger than ourselves
- Mastery – The feeling and want to get better at things that matter.
- Autonomy – feeling of being autonomous, or self-directed, because of self goals.
Intrinsic Motivations Importance
- Task persistence
- Seeing projects until the end
- Exploration of topic/solutions
- positive affect
- Creativity throughout work
Now that we understand why Intrinsic Motivation is so importance how will we as future educators be able to increase this style of wanting to learn in our students?
What does the change look like?
Where does the change need to occur? Cultivating Intrinsic motivation is a slow process so expect a slow but gradual change, especially for high-school students. Students have been raised through the education system knowing mostly means of Extrinsic motivation, and have not developed many intrinsic skills. The best way to Intrinsically motivate our students for the future is by Intrinsically motivating them from the beginning. The biggest means of this is by allowing the students to explore what interests them.
- Give students choices
- Make learning enjoyable
- Encourage Collaboration
- Set public goals
- Give specific feedback
- Help students develop mastery
- Promote active learning
Making it Possible/Lesson Plan
I plan on incorporating this into my teaching in many ways, one of the key aspects of Intrinsic motivation is the Exploration for Students. Allowing them to research, dive into topics they are truly passionate about. Setting goals WITH the students, about what they hope to achieve throughout the course, and making sure they stay on track to complete it. We want to promote creativity and active learning, allowing students to work in groups is one way this can be made possible, it helps gives the students choices and makes learning more enjoyable which motivates them to come and engage in class more often.
Across Social Media
Facebook video from October 11th, workplace intrinsic motivation – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=search&v=775499627677027&external_log_id=d3bc0eb5-76db-46ab-b499-2e4b60b00f51&q=Intrinsic%20motivation
NSTA Article about motivating our science students – https://www.nsta.org/science-teacher/science-teacher-novemberdecember-2019/how-can-we-motivate-our-science-students