Leverage intrinsic motivation

Game principle: Leverage intrinsic motivation (内在激励) People have basic desires, such as: Autonomy – to be in control of one’s goals and behaviors Competence – gain mastery of tasks/skills Relatedness/Belonging/Purpose – being part of a bigger cause Creativity – expressing one’s individualism Curiosity/Exploration – explore personally interesting information Educators can design intrinsically motivating learning environments, taking these kinds of motivators into account. Classroom implementation ideas include: Multiple ways to complete an assignment.  Tracks based upon interest.  Optional…

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Paul Andersen: Biohazard 5. A game-based flipped classroom

“Good morning, my name is Mr Andersen and my classroom is a video game “. So begins a 2012 TEXx talk  in which Paul Andersen  describes how he uses game mechanics to increase motivation in his classroom.  Paul is the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year and was one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.   Schooling level: High School Location: Bozeman High School, Montana. Game-based learning approach: Transformation of year-long Biology course as a multi-player game.…

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Joli Barker: The Fearless Classroom

Award winning teacher, Joli Barker has created an innovative elementary school classroom where, in her words,  students are active players in their own educational game. Schooling level: Second Grade elementary. Location: Earl H. Slaughter Elementary School in McKinney, Texas. Game-based learning approach: Transformation of whole classroom. Game-design principles: All 5 game principles are evident in Joli’s classroom. Why?  Joli had a desire to increase engagement and motivation – she was  inspired by Jane McGonigal’s book  Reality is Broken: Why Games Make…

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