When Choice Motivates and When It Does Not

  title={When Choice Motivates and When It Does Not},
  author={I. N. Katz and Avi Assor},
This article addresses the controversy regarding the value of offering choices as a teaching practice. Inconsistent of results regarding the effects of choice in various settings suggest that choice can be either motivating or de-motivating. Based on the selfdetermination theory of motivation (Deci & Ryan, 2000), we propose that choice can be motivating when the options meet the students’ need for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. For example, choice is motivating when the options are… CONTINUE READING