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The Origins of Self-Discipline in American Learning Systems

In his article, “Why Self-Discipline is Overrated: The (Troubling) Theory and Practice of Control from Within,” Alfie Kohn poses the question in reference to learning systems: “Why do we find […]

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Effective and Ineffective Motivation in Learning Systems

Another slippery issue is the kind of motivation received and exhibited in LMS-hosted and classroom learning systems. Just as the kind of self-discipline is as important as the quantity, so it […]

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Re-Examining Self-Discipline in Our Learning Systems, Pt. 7

Of course, not every child who shows self-discipline in a learning system has vulnerability, compulsion or control issues. So what sets apart a healthy sense of self-discipline and an unhealthy […]

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Re-Examining Self-Discipline in Our Learning Systems, Pt. 6

I’ve been writing about how self-discipline and self-control in classroom learning systems should be emphasized less and differently. The array of traits that can enhance a student’s experience in a […]

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Re-Examining Self-Discipline in Our Learning Systems, Pt. 5

In Alfie Kohn’s article, “Why Self-Discipline is Overrated: The (Troubling) Theory and Practice of Control from Within,” he makes a strong case against the emphasis on self-discipline and self-control in […]

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Re-Examining Self-Discipline in Our Learning Systems, Pt. 4

Published materials and discussions on the subject often assert that the promotion of self-discipline is an important goal for learning systems, ignoring research that suggests the issue isn’t so black […]

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Re-Examining Self-Discipline in Our Learning Systems, Pt. 3

What does it say about our society and its learning systems, poses Kohn, if the idea of self-control is widely applauded even though it may sometimes be inflexible, limiting, and […]

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Re-Examining Self-Discipline in Our Learning Systems, Pt. 2

In Alfie Kohn’s article, “Why Self-Discipline is Overrated: The (Troubling) Theory and Practice of Control from Within,” he examines our attitudes about self-discipline in learning systems. He cites research psychologist […]

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