Sources And Methods: How To Replace "Class Participation" With "Professionalism" (Brilliant Idea!)
Jared Sperli stashed this in teaching
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This is brilliant: "I think the key innovation is not in the specifics but in the approach itself. By focusing on professionalism as an attribute that you are expected to have and can only lose, Alice and her colleagues have changed its psychological value. Loss aversion is a well understood effect and Alice reported that her students responded as any good psychologist would expect: They hated to lose professionalism points!"