Friday, July 25, 2014

It's a game

This is a good read for parents and for us in the learning biz.  Indirectly, it's about the triumph of intrinsic motivation.  How does a learning situation get transformed into one where the kids are intrinsically motivated?  The answer - (the adult should) pose puzzles.  Finding the answers is then like the sleuthing of Sherlock Holmes.

But there is an additional message too.  That is, each kid will have passion for their favorite games.  If the learning situation can be made to seem more like the favorite games, that's a plus all around.

Who teaches this way?  For the rest of us, what's stopping us from trying this alternative?

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