July 13, 2017

What Really Motivates Learners: Lessons From Science and Summer

What if I told you about a learning environment where young people:

  • must relinquish personal electronic devices 24×7 for weeks on end
  • have to sleep in uncomfortable, hot, crowded quarters—with insects all around
  • have to clean up after themselves and each other
  • have to cut off communication with their families
  • have little choice over what they eat
  • have to face fears—of heights, rocks, animals, the dark—without turning back

How motivated would any learner be to spend much time in this kind of environment? As it turns out…


By Transcend co-founder Jeff Wetzler

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