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ERIC Number: EJ1060625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
Enacting Glasser's (1998) Choice Theory in a Grade 3 Classroom: A Case Study
Irvine, Jeff
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v7 Jan 2015
Choice theory identifies five psychological needs: survival, freedom, power, belonging, and fun (Glasser, 1998). There are close parallels with self-determination theory (SDT), which specifies autonomy, competence, and relatedness as essential needs (Deci & Ryan, 2000). This case study examines a very successful example of choice theory enacted in a Grade 3 class. Despite no training in either choice theory or SDT, the teacher blended all the dimensions of these theories to provide a supportive learning environment in which mutual trust was key.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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