FL 168: [FREEDOM READS] Punished By Rewards – Internal Motivation Part 2

In this episode of Freedom Lovin, Kevin continues his exploration of Alfie Kohn’s Punished by Rewards, commenting on the important difference between intrinsic motivation and external motivation and how the former can be encouraged, rather than snuffed out by the modern education system.

Topics discussed:

  • Kevin’s experience travelling to Brazil during COVID
  • How intrinsic motivation is superior to external motivations for eliciting certain behaviors, especially in students
  • The mistake of trying to “motivate” children
  • Constructivism vs. behaviorism
  • The teacher being the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage”
  • The effect of obedience as a virtue


And more!

References :

  • Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn


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Living free in an unfree world. Live the life of permanent travel, and declare as much freedom as you can, despite the crazy world we live in. Kevin explores the world and how to achieve and maximize freedom in life.

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