EDUO 9777: The Power of Self Determination

  • Instructor: Joe Herz
  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • US $159
Register Now

Welcome to EDUO 9777! This class was created by Dominican University of California in conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a nine course series. Each course involves studying and discussing a TED book, online TED Talks and other web resources. The courses are focused on encouraging teachers to acquire knowledge and wisdom for both classroom application and personal growth; knowledge and wisdom to help negotiate, make sense of and be successful in life both in and out of the classroom.

The other courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9770 Authentic vs. Incentive Motivation
  • EDUO 9771 Building the Future With Creativity and Insight
  • EDUO 9772 Learning is a Process
  • EDUO 9773 Perception is Reality
  • EDUO 9774 Technology’s Effect on Humanity
  • EDUO 9775 Change – Your Choice
  • EDUO 9776 The Need to Explore
  • EDUO 9778 Discovering the Adventure of Your Life’s Journey

The Power of Self Determination

Course Description
This course will use a TED Talk book, online TED Talks and web resources to help the teacher prepare students to be self-determined learners

Course Goal
By listening, reading and writing the teacher will gain new insights into what motivates students to want to learn and become lifelong self-starters

Course Objectives

The participant will:

  • through web resources be introduced to inspiring examples of people who have through self-determination accomplished astonishing feats.
  • read and review the TED Book The Terrorist’s Son by Zak Ebrahim.
  • compare and contrast self-determining people.
  • view six TED Talks and relate the content of each to various aspects of self determination.
  • write about how students can be prepared to be self-starting learners.

Get Syllabus Ask a question
Register Now


Joe Herz

B.S., M.A. in Educational Technology

K-8 General Ed; K-12 Technology 30+ years.

Site and District Tech Coordinator; Technology Program Planner; Conference Presenter; Author.

"My current educational goal is to aid in the development of effective and responsible technology use by all students and innovative technology implementation by teachers."

Joe’s personal interests include: Music (guitar/drums), his classic VW bus and helping with local animal rescues.