Daniel Pink talks about motivational aspects in his book Drive
Motivation requires three aspects
- Real sense of purpose
- Sense of Autonomy
- Sense of potential Mastery in what they are attempting
It concerns me that sometimes we seem to focus on things we think they should know rather than what motivates them.
Dan’s talk on the subject has a lot to offer educators looking for improved student outcomes.
At the school where I work I heard some students who were working on a market day project the other day say to a teacher "I have never worked so hard before". The way the student said it was with immense pride. The project has obviously struck a chord and motivated students to learn and achieve.