Chapter 4 - Motivation

Cameron Burton

Getting Everyone in the Learning Game

"Because we need kids to work hard, we need a much more sophisticated and individualized sense of what will capture students' attention and cause them to persist through discomfort and distraction. Our ability to quickly and efficiently get and use a deep understanding of the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that together cause focused persistent behavior in each student - a personal motivational profile - will fundamentally change education and the learning professions."


Seven Ways Games Reward the Brain

  1. Continuous grading.
  2. Multiple long and short-term aims that are clearly defined.
  3. Rewarding effort.
  4. Feedback.
  5. Element of uncertainty.
  6. Finding windows of learning.
  7. Confidence.