Friday, March 25, 2005

Thanks for the tip

Researchers in Belgium have found the key to getting teenagers to learn
"In short," says Vansteekiste, " if teachers want to promote conceptual and thoughtful processing of learning material, they might do well in pointing out the intrinsic goal relevance of the learning material and using an autonomy-supportive style to introduce the learning material. The latter can be realized by taking an empathic perspective towards children and adolescents, offering choice whenever possible, and avoiding a subtle, guilt-inducing language."
So that's the secret. I think I'll try these suggestions on my teens today and let you know how it goes. Kristin and Jason, I think life is going to be a little different around here from now on.


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