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A Memoir and Activities
What if, as psychologists and adult educators advocate, a person chose a life where his motivation for the work itself determined what he did? Living a Motivated Life: A Memoir and Activities follows the author through forty years, revealing how he selected vocational pursuits guided by his understanding of intrinsic motivation and transformative learning. As a compass for relevant decisions, these ideas gave energy and purpose to how he lived, and an instinct as sure as sight for the future.

Written with nuance, humor, and unpredictability, this story renders how he came to appreciate learning for the pleasure of learning. Facing similar challenges as those of today’s first generation college students, the memoir narrates his unexpected college enrollment, his friendship with an ancient history professor, and his triumphs and travails as teacher, psychologist, human relations specialist, psychotherapist, and adult educator.

This is the first memoir of someone who consciously chose to lead a professional life to experience flow on a daily basis. It is an important step in the integration and evolution of intrinsic motivation theory and transformative learning. But it reaches beyond this outcome, sharing how the author aspired to be better at what he valued and showing how he discovered and extended these ideas to others.
Authors: Ana Cruz and Joachim Dorsch

instant spreading of disinformation, fake news, alternative facts, intentional production of ignorance, and loss of digital privacy, we need educated citizens with the analytical skills and agency in order to effectively change these trends in a modern digitally networked society lest we endanger living

In: The International Journal of Critical Media Literacy

Neoliberalism now shambles on as a zombie—but as the aficionados of zombie films are well aware, it is sometimes harder to kill a zombie than a living person. fisher , 2013 , para. 1 ∵Authoritarian politics has been casting a heavy shadow over different realms of public life across the world

In: The International Journal of Critical Media Literacy

capabilities. We also know that when people are not motivated to do what they are required to do, their behavior is often accompanied by boredom, frustration, distraction, and hostility. Four hours for a teacher with a group of unmotivated adult learners? As a colleague once said, “That’s like trying to feed

In: Living a Motivated Life
Author: Anita Sinner

Morningside many decades ago. I recall this rather poetic phrase was in reference to a Japanese colloquialism that described those with jobs for life, but who did not actually do any work, instead sitting by windows all day. This serves as an analogy to living academically, despite the continuous push for

In: Identity Landscapes

economic productivity. One of the invitations that changed the direction of my life came in 1985 from the British Columbia Institute of Technology ( bcit ). While living in Milwaukee, I travelled on a regular basis to Vancouver to work with a caring and diligent band of professional educators and faculty

In: Living a Motivated Life

the first person, composing something of private interest into something of personal meaning to the reader. Memoir has a much narrower focus than an autobiography, usually converging on a singular theme or exploring an aspect of the memoirist’s life in depth. In Part 1 of Living a Motivated Life: A

In: Living a Motivated Life

over the evening. Being with her at such times was one of the things I missed when I left. There was no drama or heavy insights, just a kind of proximity of love for each other without ever having to say it. Looking back, “doing the dishes together” reflects so much of our life—the gentleness of her

In: Living a Motivated Life

self-motivated, life-long learners. Another significant advantage I had in developing motivation to learn was the harmony between what my parents wanted from me as a student and what my teachers expected from me. There was no doubt in my mind that at the top of this hierarchy was obedience to authority

In: Living a Motivated Life

’s father’s family has direct ties to the Métis Red River community in Manitoba, she grew up in a settler home in Saskatchewan, knowing she was Indigenous, but unable to claim a nation. Despite having lived on the BC Coast for more than half her life, she still considers herself a prairie girl. We note that

In: Identity Landscapes