The greatest emotional barrier that we have is the pouring of the wine of new innovation into the old wine skins of an outdated understanding of human behavior. To get us moving in the right direction will require a new operating system , a "Type I" (Pink, 2009) operating system which provides autonomy , encourages mastery , and has a greater purpose . The big picture that all these commonalities point to is leading in the right direction . There is so much that is new; our traditions of education and business management systems cannot contain it without adopting a new wineskin , a new operating system, one which harnesses intrinsic motivation . (Learning Team 1)
Design courses for intrinsic motivation:
Create an online environment that makes people feel good about participating.
Give users autonomy.
Keep the system as open as possible through the use of open source .
Give users autonomy over:
Task - what you do
Time - when you do it
Team - who you do it with
Technique - how you do it
Are we offering students autonomy over how and when to do this work? How does our online environment promote or inhibit autonomy?
Motivation 3.0 demands engagement. Only engagement can produce mastery —becoming better at something that matters.
Mastery begins with “flow” - optimal experiences when the challenges we face are perfectly matched to our abilities. (Pink, pg. 207)
Does this assignment promote mastery by offering a novel, engaging task?
“ Seek a purpose greater and more enduring than yourself.” (Pink, 2009)
Do our students understand the purpose of this assignment? Is it relevant? Does it matter? Can students see how it contributes to the larger purpose?
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