Punishing some by rewarding others

Rant 1484064849 Punishing some by rewarding others
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Andrzej Marczewski

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  1. Andr s G mez LoboAndrés Gómez-Lobo says:

    The issue for me is very simple: the current reality is far from fair play, and the psychological principles of gamification.
    Especially educators and teachers should know and apply the concepts of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in detail.

  2. KatarinaKatarina says:

    This is the main challenge to have the right leverage! Having a look at sales can provide some ideas. Also gamification is a start!

  3. The update is heartbreaking! Reminds me of the story were in a school a few parents picked up their children late, and the school decided to implement a policy by which they charged parents for the “extra” time that children spent on the school. It was meant to be a punishment for parents. However it monetized arriving late to pick up children and assigned straight value, and made it acceptable if you paid the corresponding price. The result was… more parents started to arrive late! They decided that spending an extra hour with a client might bring more income comparing to the monetary loss of paying the punishment! They tried to cut back and removed the monetary punishment, but the results where even worse as they made it a free ride to arrive late… Rewards and punishments (unrewards or the like) have to be well thought out!

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