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Psychology:

Daniel Pink is a writer/thinker on motivation (his book Drive would be a good one for your book reports).  In this interview, he discusses motivation in the context of schools.

  1. Summarize some of Pink’s main points about motivation as it relates to schooling.
  2. How do his arguments relate to operate conditioning?
  3. Discuss some of his arguments that you find interesting.  To what extent do you agree with them?
  4. How do you think schools could become more motivating environments for students?  What are some of the impediments that prevent these changes from occurring?
  5. General thoughts?

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept14/vol72/num01/Motivated-to-Learn@-A-Conversation-with-Daniel-Pink.aspx

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