Attitude Is A Choice

9 Oct 2004 (Sat)

Attitude - Micrsoft Office clipart“ATTITUDE IS A CHOICE,” a classmate said last Monday evening in response to a question from Dr W. on what “attitude” is, as differentiated from “motivation”. We were having a lesson on training methods and strategies for teaching attitude.

Was quite struck by the statement. It wasn’t new. But so it is. When we write learning objectives for a desired attitude in an earlier module (”MID801 Instructional Design Models & Practices”), we had been taught to write, “The learner will choose to behave [in a certain way].” Yes, regardless of whether s/he likes or dislikes that particular behavior. And often, when someone has a bad attitude, it’s not so much that s/he does not know how or does not have enough practice, but rather s/he is not convinced by the why. Read the rest of this entry »

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Extreme Hallucinatory Daydreaming

1 Oct 2004 (Fri)

An interesting definition of Visions from Wikimedia:

Dreaming - Microsoft Office clipart“VISIONS ARE EXTREME HALLUCINATORY daydreaming, too-good-to-be-true ideals with high impact but no measurable probability — because they can’t happen. They’re fantasy. No one believes in them. Not even you. They’re fiction…

“If you have ever heard a truly compelling vision of what the world could be “if only…” from anyone else in your life, this is the place to finally write it down. Anonymity is best since you may hold back if others know your name. A good vision would contain fantasy elements from all utopias you ever believed in, and several that you laughed at, and riduculed other people for.

“If you are describing something that you consider a reasonable goal, that you believe can ever actually happen to any substantial degree, or has a measurable probability, it is a best case and not a “vision”. Be very careful with this distinction — best cases are something we allocate real w:human capital and (indirectly) w:natural resources to get done… a single good vision, however, would break us, were we even to really attempt it.” Read the rest of this entry »

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