This week we explore motivation in learning, along with strategies to engage people in meaningful experiences. We introduce the ideas of Hard Fun and Wide Walls, and you'll have a chance to continue exploring Scratch by making projects connected to your interests.
In this video, Mitch Resnick describes the value of people following their interests, and suggests strategies to engage people working on things that they really care about.Subtitles are available in multiple languages.
Learn more about building on interests, and providing multiple pathways into meaningful learning experiences.
Pick a Quote
From this week’s readings or videos, choose one quote that you found especially interesting or provocative.
Why did it resonate with you? Did it spark new ways of thinking about Passion? How does it relate to your personal experiences?
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You might enjoy these additional materials
Mitch and Natalie discuss motivation for learning, and share examples and strategies for helping young people build on their interests.Subtitles are available in multiple languages.
Daniel Pink (2010)
Natalie Rusk, Mitchel Resnick, & Stina Cooke (2009), in The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities
Natalie Rusk (2017), in Makeology.
Seymour Papert, 2002, Article for the Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine)
You can get this week’s videos, subtitles, and readings in a single zip file for offline use.