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Living a Motivated Life

A Memoir and Activities

Raymond J. Wlodkowski

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.
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Conrad Hughes

impatient in the penumbra of the lit stage, fidgeting in their seats as they wait for the opening bars of music, for the spotlight to fall on the lead actor. And when that strong beam of light brings to life the actor before us, the person standing there no longer appears to be a child but rather a grown

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Conrad Hughes

Sacred Law. Being in harmony, learning, honouring, knowing, seeing, hearing, communicating, loving, teaching, living, working and sharing in gratitude, with Mother Earth, her diverse and wondrous life-forms, and each other is a Way of Life. ( Semchison, 2001 , p. 10) Teila Watson, Murri woman

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Hava E. Vidergor

built big buildings to show their power. In 2017 the situation was different, people from different religions were living in Jerusalem, but there still was a great dispute between the Orthodox Jews and non-religious Jews concerning many issues like: opening stores on Shabbat, using the same buses

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Conrad Hughes

. Human beings need something larger than themselves to cling onto, some idea, principle, being, philosophy or religion that supplements rational thought and sates the hunger we all have for a transcendent dimension in life. Some might disagree, seeing this view as mumbo jumbo and arguing that we can

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Hava E. Vidergor

This chapter focuses on the issue of human rights from different aspects investigating children’s, women’s and refugees’ rights, as well as medical and judicial aspects regarding moral and ethical issues related to violation of privacy using a biometric database, and use of embryo stem cells

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Peter Hussey

By the Imagination! Without the gleam of an impossible idea – Shakespeare’s ‘native hue of resolution’ 4 – or the thought to get to a place not yet here or now, the impulse to move cannot exist. Voluntary movement must be motivated by the idea of getting somewhere, even if the somewhere is

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Edited by Wolff-Michael Roth

-1677) have emphasized that we cannot get from biology to the whole, living person – in flesh and blood, so to speak – that appears in behavior as a thinking body . In the same manner, we cannot get to the whole person and its behavior when take thought as our starting point. Moreover, there is no possible

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invisible and only manifests itself in and by means of self-affections that are similar to symptoms – here symptoms of a living body the life of which is invisible, as if hidden in a black box. Rather than the two bodies that Merleau-Ponty is writing about – the touching and the touched – there are three

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Urszula Golebiewska

biology classes are rigorous. A large number of students are underprepared for the challenges of traditional lectures in the discipline, and many require additional resources and motivating assignments. Biology educators have developed multiple approaches to enhance students’ experiences and learning