intrinsic wants to change the way we learn: from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation.


Learning based on an inner stimulus is more fun and prepares people for a changing world. The aim of intrinsic is a radical shift from extrinsically to intrinsically  motivated learning – in school and at work. It is about choosing what you learn and how you get there.

By applying self-organization and by taking responsibility you learn to learn in a way that will be useful for the rest of your life. The consciousness for context is crucial and fosters the desire to contribute sensibly to society.
What do you want to learn?

Three Projects

Three projects make intrinsic a magnet as well as an impulse generator for a paradigm change in learning.

intrinsic Teacher Campus

The intrinsic Teacher Campus opens in spring 2019 and offers further education and training for teachers throughout Switzerland. It already employs the same methodology as the School of the Future: teachers work according to their own individual curriculum and experience the intrinsic motivation to learn. We are still looking for a partner for this project.

intrinsic Learning Lab

The intrinsic Learning Lab is a new adult learning institution that prepares course participants for an agile professional life through promotion of the intrinsic motivation to learn. The participants receive tools for self-directed learning that they can implement throughout the rest of their lives. The intrinsic Learning Lab is made possible through Engagement Migros, the development fund of the Migros Group.

intrinsic Research

intrinsic Research makes knowledge resources on the topic of learning publicly available via publications and events. We are developing ‘Education 4.0’ concepts in collaboration with the Department of Design at the Zurich University of the Arts.


intrinsic is a network. We happily welcome lateral thinkers and experienced professionals and invite them to join intrinsic. Please contact us.


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Become a sponsor

The building of intrinsic depends on financial donations.

Therefore we are glad about your support! We offer the opportunity not only to sustain intrinsic but to be part of a network of people working on the future of education.

Private membership CHF 1’000

Corporate membership CHF 5’000

Account information «Förderverein intrinsic», 8000 Zurich:
Account number: Postfinance 61-766298-6
IBAN: CH10 0900 0000 6176 6298 6

We are glad to talk to you: Christian Müller