May the FLOW be with Us :D

Just recently, we studied the concepts of “flow” as to being the motivational response level when both the skills of an individual and the challenge of a specific task are high. This has to be viewed as a learning experience whereby optimization is being felt as one can utilize his potentials to the fullest.

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To make a summary, two variables, Challenge level & Skill level, as represented on the vertical and horizontal axes of the chart, determine one’s motivational response to a learning experience.

When challenge is (column 1) and Skill is (column 2), the learner’s response to a learning experience is ________ (column 3).

Challenge

Skill

Motivational Response

Low

Low

Apathy

Low

Moderate

Boredom

Low

High

 Relaxation

Moderate

Low

Worry

Moderate

High

 Control

High

Low

Anxiety

High

Moderate

Arousal

High

High

 Flow

 

Thus, in conclusion, for optimum motivation to be facilitated, the challenge within a certain task must be parallel to the high level of skills being demonstrated by the student. Likewise, this challenge can also be employed even if the student has low-to-moderate skill level as this will enable him/her to adapt and exert better effort, hence better learning experiences. If the student lacks or is deficient with the intrinsic factor of improving his skills, then a form of extrinsic factor (challenge) can be employed for a therapeutic purpose.

Happy Learning!   😀

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