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ERIC Number: EJ1060256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
Optimizing the Power of Choice: Supporting Student Autonomy to Foster Motivation and Engagement in Learning
Evans, Miriam; Boucher, Alyssa R.
Mind, Brain, and Education, v9 n2 p87-91 Jun 2015
Choice plays a critical role in promoting students' intrinsic motivation and deep engagement in learning. Across a range of academic outcomes and student populations, positive impacts have been seen when student autonomy is promoted through meaningful and personally relevant choice. This article presents a theoretical perspective on the motivational role of choice in learning, based on self-determination theory. Theoretical principles and current research on student motivation and engagement are described. Conditions under which choice promotes students' intrinsic motivation are then presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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