Peter Gärdenfors is a professor of cognitive science at the University of Lund, Sweden. He received his PhD from Lund University in 1974. Internationally, he is one of Sweden’s most notable philosophers and has had visiting positions at and receweived many awards from numerous universities and institutions all over the world. Gärdenfors has published more than 250 articles in various journals and books, e.g. “How Homo Became Sapiens: On the Evolution of Thinking” 2003, and “The Dynamics of Thought” 2005.
This talk is focusing on student motivation, and in particular internal motivation: curiosity and the lust of understanding.
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