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Intrinsic Motivation Part 2: Emotion and rationality

Intrinsic Motivation Part 2: Emotion and rationality

In western philosophy, there is a strong tendency to separate common sense from emotion. The school-system is one of the most apparent examples on this profound misapprehension.  Professor Peter Gärdenfors writes: ”Without emotional evaluation of different activities and their consequences, our will would not have any direction.” This means that the emotions’ support for rationality is crucial for its function. Since the school-systems focus on external motivation a significant problem occur in an educational perspective. Intrinsic… Continue reading

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 4: Motivation

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 4: Motivation

Decrease the amount of distractions, individually adapt the course’s content and pedagogical method, and stimulate curiosity and problem solving skills. This is some of the building-blocs to a motivating brain-adapted learning environment according to seven brain-scientists that was interviewed in the daily paper Dagens Nyheter May 15, 2011. They also agree that the result of the brain research should be more commonly used as a basis for pedagogy in practice. To use Daniel Ansaris words,… Continue reading