Motivation and Education: The Self-Determination Perspective

@article{Deci1991MotivationAE,
  title={Motivation and Education: The Self-Determination Perspective},
  author={E. Deci and R. Vallerand and L. Pelletier and R. Ryan},
  journal={Educational Psychologist},
  year={1991},
  volume={26},
  pages={325-346}
}
Self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991), when applied to the realm of education, is concerned primarily with promoting in students an interest in learning, a valuing of education, and a confidence in their own capacities and attributes. These outcomes are manifestations of being intrinsically motivated and internalizing values and regulatory processes. Research suggests that these processes result in high-quality learning and conceptual understanding, as well as enhanced personal… Expand
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