What motivates you to learn?

January 10, 2009 2:17pm CST
According to the National Research Council (2000), learners of all ages are more motivated when they can see the usefulness if what they are learning and when they can use that information to do something that has impact on something-especially their local community. So for me, what motivates me to learn something new is when I see that these new things would be needed by me.
2 responses
@zhuhuifen46 (3273)
• China
11 Jan 09
We learn not only to get the knowledge and to pass the examinations, but also the way we are supposed to think, to work, to communicate, to resolve problems, etc. Besides, the process of learning itself is great fun. What can be better than the days we spend in school, in college, the environment, the schoolmates, etc. which will be kept in memory for the rest of life.
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
I agree but sometimes, I feel like I'm tired of learning. lol
• United States
10 Jan 09
I have been an "active learner" for as long as I can remember. It seems whenever a topic piques my interest, I want to learn as much as I possibly can. Typically, what I'm learning about further enhances my life, the person I am, and how I'm able to "be" with the people who surround me. By that I mean - be a better mother, be a better lover, be a better business woman, be a better writer, be a better cook and so on. The learning experience never stops for me. My motivation is a better "me."
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
That is good to know. Enriching ourselves should really be enough motivation to learn new things.