A frank and plain-spoken account of how to make use of intrinsic motivation to power the learning process - at all levels of education, for students of any age. Using examples from many different educational settings, the author describes in detail these twelve powerful strategies that will help any teacher or trainer make significant improvements to their students' motivation for learning: . Starting with the learners' questions . Making use of constructive competitiveness . Giving students the right level of challenge . Getting students to interpret original data . Making the learning experience hands on . Allowing students the maximum freedom to play with ideas . Shattering students' complacency . Giving constructive feedback . Giving learners the opportunity to excel . Providing students with the means to judge their own progress . Co-operative learning techniques, and . Exposing students to motivated people.