Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

I recently ran across a site called, RSA: 21st Century Enlightenment.  While there is so much on the site to digest, I discovered their "animated" lecture called "The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" which is also available on YouTube. 

The RSA Animate series of videos takes semi-dry lectures, then has an artist put the words to pictures, graphics, graphic organizers and thought-bubbles.  For those of us (read, me) who are not artistic, but appreciative of art, this approach is wonderful.  It is also great for those who like to share with students another way to transmit information to others.  The payoff is later in the lecture, so it is definitely worth watching the entire 11 minutes.

If you like the premise of the video, check out all the other works here.

posted by Chuck Schallhorn


Steve said...

Great find, Chuck. I love RSA and Daniel Pink (whose work on motivation is featured here).

mbritt said...

Fascinating video Chuck. Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to tweet it and credit THSP (you might want to put a tweet button next to each post).

Again thanks - very interesting video.

Rob Mc said...

Agreed! Loved it, tweeted it, facebooked it, sharing it with bunches of folks. Great stuff. I'd love to talk about the classroom implications of all this sometime!