From Teacher to Curator: The Power of Intrinsic Motivation in Students

Date
2016-11-09
Authors
Hasty, Ashley
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Series
Department
Abstract

Research suggests that we become more successful when we are happier and more positive and studies show positive [emotions] broaden the amount of possibilities we process, making us more thoughtful, creative, and open to new ideas†(Achor, 2010.) Yet, traditional college classrooms (intentionally or unintentionally) often use stress and "fear of failure" as motivation techniques for students. In this course I tried tapping into students' intrinsic motivations by exhibiting their work to the public to increase their excitement I and allowed them autonomy in the classroom by having them decide what their final project would be to give them more positive emotions toward the course and the assignment.

Comments
Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Source