Friday, July 11, 2014
Research on Motivation and Our Course
How to motivate members of an organization to behave in accord with the organization's goals is a key issue for our class. Economic incentives, when viewed from the psychology perspective, fall within the family of what they term extrinsic motivation. The piece excerpted below followed by a backlink to the article, argues that for deep learning intrinsic motivation is better. It's a useful thought to have in mind during our course. Then the question becomes - when is extrinsic motivation necessary and when does it get in the way of intrinsic motivation? I hope that by the course's conclusion members of the class will have some sense of a good answer to that question.