Thailand a bright spot for regional education

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Re: Thailand a bright spot for regional education

Post by Spitfire » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:36 pm

You can teach until your brain rots but if the student doesn't want to learn it's all for nil.
That's the caveat here, and I believe it's referred to as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (intrinsic means from within and extrinsic from outside).

In a nutshell, the intrinsically motivated student is there because he/she wants to learn and get along/succeed and the extrinsically motivated student is there because mum and dad have sent him and say he/she has to get a degree (however worthless) of some type...but if he/she had his/her way would float along/sponge/feel entitled throughout life. They are both easy to spot.

Unfortunately, at many mainstream places the later is all too common.
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Re: Thailand a bright spot for regional education

Post by RCer » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:52 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:36 pm
You can teach until your brain rots but if the student doesn't want to learn it's all for nil.
That's the caveat here, and I believe it's referred to as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (intrinsic means from within and extrinsic from outside).

In a nutshell, the intrinsically motivated student is there because he/she wants to learn and get along/succeed and the extrinsically motivated student is there because mum and dad have sent him and say he/she has to get a degree (however worthless) of some type...but if he/she had his/her way would float along/sponge/feel entitled throughout life. They are both easy to spot.

Unfortunately, at many mainstream places the later is all too common.
That is a very accurate statement for all nations.

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