- Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation Ted Talk
- Pink’s Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Framework
- What almost 150 studies say about how to motivate students
- Intrinsic motivation – motivation that comes from within, driven by an individual’s personal interest or enjoyment of the activity itself Example: She was intrinsically motivated to learn a new skill because she found it fascinating.
- Extrinsic motivation – motivation that comes from external factors, such as rewards or punishment, rather than internal desire or interest Example: The promise of a bonus at work was an extrinsic motivation for him to complete the project on time.
- Autonomy – the ability to make one’s own decisions and act independently Example: The company’s management gave their employees autonomy to decide their work schedules.
- Mastery – the state of having complete control or understanding of a particular skill or subject Example: He had achieved mastery in playing the guitar after years of practice.
- Contingent – dependent on certain conditions or circumstances Example: The bonus payment was contingent on the completion of the project.
- Obliged – to be required to do something or feel indebted to someone Example: He felt obliged to help his friend move to a new apartment.
- Incentive – something that motivates or encourages someone to do something Example: The promise of a promotion was an incentive for her to work harder.
- Replicated – to repeat or reproduce something exactly Example: The study was replicated to test the validity of the initial findings.
- Robust – strong, healthy, and vigorous Example: The robust economy led to a growth in job opportunities.
- Protocol – a set of rules or guidelines that govern behavior or conduct in a particular situation Example: The medical team followed a strict protocol during the surgery to ensure the patient’s safety.
- What motivates you to spend your time the way you do?
- What kinds of rewards or benefits do you receive for various activities?
- Do you think of yourself as a ‘motivated person’. How so and/or why not?
- What things do you do for reasons of intrinsic motivation? What are the rewards?
- What things do you do for reasons of extrinsic motivation? What are the rewards?
- Compare how you feel when doing things for intrinsic vs. extrinsic reasons.
- How might you overcome these obstacles?
- What motivates you as a student?
- What motivated you to make recent decisions?
- What would an education system that embraces intrinsic motivation look like for teachers and students?