Towards Reviving Intrinsic Motivation
15 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 23, 2014
Have you ever dreamt of designing a course that would be tailored to student’s individual needs? That would stimulate their creativity and allow them to satisfy their curiosity? That would give them control over their learning: when, where and whom to learn with? That would have no exams, tests or deadlines (and presumably no stress)? That would allow and even encourage failure? With frequent, right on time, feedback? With students caring about their learning and not about their grade (because they have a lot of control over their grade)? With students really learning? And enjoying it?
I have. This paper tells you the story of how I tried to design and teach a course of my dreams. It tells you the story of how I failed…
Keywords: teaching, intrinsic motivation, grading, experience points
JEL Classification: A22
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