As intimacy with christ- Passion for Christ Celebrating Claretian vocation As Service to fellow humans- Passion for humanity
The inner dialectics of vocational life The inner dialectics of vocational life The inner dialectics of vocational life high aspirations of life Vocational ideals to be like Christ Contradictions, limitations Worldly motivations
Every vocation is a unique story of God’s Goodnes to humanity Two persons whom the world admired in our times as sign of God’s Love
Claretian formation Centres • A School of Holiness • To bring out the best in the formandi • Their very personhood, the image of the Son • Their thirst for wholeness and holiness • A school of human integration • Initiate a process of harmony and integration • capable of love and commitment • Intellectually competent and pastorally creative • capable of joyful renunciation • Sexual celibates who appreciate and live the gift of celibacy
A school of formation of servants of the Word in prophetic mission at the service of life • to imbue claretian charism • To be Illumined by the Word • To assume a prophetic stand • To be at the service of life Formed in the heart of Mary
Do we aim at our best ? • As Humans ? • As Christians ? • As Claretians? Do we tend to settle down with a mediocre style of life? Do we make the best out of 10-12 years of initial formation?
And when an ecclipse seems to blurr the first passion….. After the initial blooming of vocational interest… How do we nurture the initial enthusiasm?
Fidelity and Perseverenceconcern of formation today Wrong questions lead to wrong directions Eg. Is it possible for humans to make permanent commitments in human life? Better to ask How shall we cultivate internal structures that support honest and joyful religious commitment in the challenging context of today?
3 fndamental factors in formation Motivation Strategies Personal transformation through stages
MOTIVATION • Motivational forces in the formandi • Motivation of the formators • Motivation of the province
What is motivation? • Internal state that activates behaviour and gives direction • Factors that initiate a behaviour are different from those that provide for its persistence.
Sources of motivation can be • Extrinsic: outside factors as desire for reward or fear of punishment • Intrinsic: from factors inner to the person such as physical, mental or spiritual aspirations Initiation of behaviour is related to emotions - affective area Persistence is more related to volition or goal orientation - convictions
Motivation in consecrated life • Intrisic • Attraction of vocational values • Spritual quest • Search for meaning in life • Boost self-esteem • Personal intimacy with christ • Good relationship with claretians • Extrinsic • Security of life • Escaping family situation • to go to heaven • Attraction of a prestigious profession • To please parents or others
CONSCIOUS Proclaimed ideals to follow Christ, serve humanity Build up the church and the society Some awareness into possible tensions and resentment to renunciation UNCONSCIOUS Security and esteem needs Guilt, fear, affective needs Generally mental defenses keep them from awareness Motivation in consecrated life
JOINING CMF: MOTIVATIONS ARE MIXEDOften a mixture of 40-60% of mundane motivations • Only internalized vocational values can sustain a Religious vocation • With adequate support of human values Hence formation should attend to the clarification, purification and nurturance of vocational ideals
Living religious life requires attitudes, and values proper to it Drives and needs requires to be integrated to give support to living evangelical vows To Dwell in water one needs to be equipped for it An integral formative approach taps the motivational system of a formandi
Need satisfaction and vocational living • Physical realm – pleasure • Psychic realm – happiness • Spiritual realm - Joy When a deeper level of satisaction is discovered, superficial levels can be transcended better. People give up physical pleasures to achieve self-affirming goals that give happiness and fulfillment. Even happiness of achievement and acceptance can be transcended in order to be true to oneself and God which is the source of joy. At the level of true self, all levels of satisfactions find harmoney. Joyful renunciations involved in vocational living is supported by the discovery of true self in God which results in a pervading joy of life even amidst sufferings.
Theories of motivation 1 Maslow- Hierarchy of needs Self-transcendence Self-actualization Aesthetic cognitive Deficiency needs Growth needs Achievement, competence, recognition Affiliation, acceptance To be out of danger Hunger, thirst, body comforts
ERG theory of Alderfer Norwood A persons seeks we add also: Search for deeper meaningof life Growth Edyfying information Empowering information Relatedness Enlightening information Helping information Existence Coping information
Motivation in formandi • Motivations for particular actions depends on which needs are activated in the formandi. • Eg. A stuent who has decided to leave may study better to secure better future. Many departures are due to poor sense of belongingness And lower level motivations where by security needs are sought in religius life Overlooking bonding and relatedness, and growth needs could be fatal
Motivation and Goal orientation Mastery goals Learning goals Self-conquest Achievement Spiritual realm Growing in Faith Hope Charity Performance goals Competence Self-confidence power Social goals Relational skills Social factors People are motivated to avoid failure and achieve success
2 Attribution Theory of Motivation Heider, Weiner • People explain success of failure by offering certain attributions. • Hence success of failure is seen as due to causes: • internal or external • Stable or unstable • Under control or not under control The formandi’s own perceptions or attibutions for success or failure determine the amount of effort the person will expend on that activity in the future When a formandi develops self-attribution explanation of effort (internal control), he may be better motivated to study.
Why do formandi lack in motivation? Many factors play • Help to be given through • 1. Developing Conative component in their lives • 2. Teacher efficacy
Some tips to increase motivation • Tap on intrinsic factors • Explain why a learning is important • Create or maintain curiosity • Provide activities to relate to life • Set goals • Help students to prepare a plan of action Extrinsic:provide clear expectations Give corrective feed back Provide valuable rewards