There has been some useful recent research on the importance of students having a “purpose for learning,” and I’ve also previously posted about the topic. I thought it would be useful to bring them all together.
Here’s how the Mindset Scholars Network talks about it:
Students value their schoolwork when they believe it is relevant to their lives and/or will help them connect to a purpose that is bigger than themselves—whether it is a contribution to their family, their community, society at large, or something else.
Here’s what I have so far:
Purpose & Relevance is from The Mindset Scholars Network.
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 30, 2017
Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One. is from The New York Times.
The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life is from MindShift.
Helping teens find their purpose is from The Hechinger Report.
Students Excel When They Find Purpose—So How Do We Help Them? is from Edutopia.
I’m adding this post to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources