Self Determination Theory

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Who created this theory?
Deci and Ryan (1985)
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What motivators are self determined?
Intrinsically motivated learners who are stimulated by activity
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If you are self determined you have:
higher sense of autonomy, relatedness and competence, have greater interest, self-esteem and are more creative
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What three elements do individuals need for psychological growth?
competence, relatedness and autonomy
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What is competence?
the need to feel effective at achieving desired outcomes
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What is autonomy?
the need to be in control of one's behaviour
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What is relatedness?
the need to authentically connect with others and feel involved within the social context
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How can practitioners encourage self-determination?
encourage student choice and freedom, give positive feedback to help individuals feel more competent and help students plan self-selected goals
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What motivators are self determined?

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If you are self determined you have:

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