The Learning Renaissance

Feeding the Inner Learner: Intrinsic Motivation by Maurice Elias

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Choice is an essential element in feeling a sense of control. But when choices are offered, individuals need to have the information necessary for making a meaningful decision, not simply choosing between unclear options. Children also don’t benefit much from choice when there likely are constraints after a choice is made.

An excellent article from Maurice Elias on how to fuel a learner’s hunger for knowledge and skills published by our friends at Edutopia: How and Why Intrinsic Motivation Works | Edutopia

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