This wiki investigates motivation in relation to adult eduction. It was created as an assignment of the online course, PIDP 3106 - Instructional Strategies, from Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, cohort January - March 2011. The following quotation captures the spirit and purpose of this wiki:

Could teachers gather around the great thing called “teaching and learning” and explore its mysteries with the same respect we accord any subject worth knowing? We need to learn how to do so, for such gathering is one of the few means we have to become better teachers. There are no formulas for good teaching, and the advice of experts has but marginalized utility. If we want to grow in our practice, we have two primary places to go: to the inner ground from which good teaching comes and to the community of fellow teachers from whom we can learn about ourselves and our craft” (Palmer, 1998, p.141).

The contributors to this wiki are:

Andrea Kosling
Charlotte Heppner
Shawna Elliott


Palmer, P. (1998). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of teacher’s life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.

Video: Why teachers should never give up? Retrieved February 23, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irrj3Alz3ic&feature=related