Creating an intrinsic-motivation-driven course design method

Geoffrey L. Herman, Kathryn Trenshaw, David E. Goldberg, Jonathan Stolk, Mark Somerville
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
The low-cost intrinsic motivation (IM) course conversion project is an effort to create a new system of course design that focuses on creating scalable and sustainable courses that emphasize promoting students' IM to learn. Unlike many course design methods such as idea-based learning, project-or problem-driven learning, or "flipped" classrooms, which first ask, "How do we help students learn X better," we ask "how do we foster intrinsically-motivated learners who want to learn X?" While this
more » ... urse design method still uses theories of cognition to design course structures, it uses motivational constructs such as purpose, autonomy, relatedness, and competence as the primary design considerations of a course. Secondarily, the course design method considers and documents the financial, time, political, and psychological costs of course design. In this paper, we present a preliminary attempt to formalize this IM-driven course design method as well as a system for evaluating the short-and long-term costs of implementing a specific course design.
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6685021 dblp:conf/fie/HermanTGSS13 fatcat:p4pvj5waazhppmhdn5zkoleb34