Bror Saxberg delivered an opening keynote for the 2017 iNACOL Symposium on “Personalized, Learner-Centered Innovations to Transform Lives and Communities.”
See his post on this here:
The video is 86 minutes in length… and Note: it is similar … but different… to the video I posted yesterday.
From his Blog Post:
Given the practice needed, what gets in the way of learners starting, persisting, and putting in mental effort? We had a very good cognitive psychologist, Richard Clark, look through a wide range of sources, and he came up with a nice way to think about it.
There seem to be four major things that go wrong with motivation:
- Value: You don’t value what you’re learning or how you’re learning enough to put in effort.
- Self-efficacy: You just don’t think you can master it.
- Attribution: You blame something in your environment for preventing you from starting.
- Negative emotions: You are angry, depressed, scared, etc. — not good states to be in to start, persist, or put in mental effort.
One thing I liked is when he says to effect:
LIKING LEARNING – Has nothing to do with it.
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