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It is our curiosity that awakens our desire to learn. The desire is the motivation. When nurtured it drives us to engage with others seeking to understand and through that process learn techniques for learning how-to-learn.

The end result builds self confidence, self esteem and the desire to achieve more and the ability to think independently.

In his book DRIVE : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink identifies 3 elements of the true motivation

  • Autonomy - the desire to direct our own life
  • Mastery - the urge to get better and better at something that matters
  • Purpose - the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves

More positive and lasting outcomes result from ENGAGEMENT.

RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

But our system of education valuing conformity and control is holding back the realization of what engages and motivates young people today :  

  • Dropout Rates in Schools & Colleges

More and more young people are becoming disengaged from learning not because of lack of potential but because they find it personally repressive and for the most part irrelevant.

  • Conformity or Individuality

Governments continue to impose the conservative regulations that cause this problem and they do so ignoring the advice from business experts as well as forward thinking educationalists who are saying that education is not providing learning programs in ways that relate to living in today’s world.

  • Examination or Exploration

In developed countries students’ interest in exploration and understanding has diminished . The focus for many has turned to learning only what will be examined. Students need to be engaged in new ways. The new skills required today are better demonstrated through activity and productivity, not by examinations.

 

Time to develop a New Approach to Education for Young People

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