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ERIC Number: EJ1095771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Learning "A La Carte": A Theory-Based Tool for Maximizing Student Engagement
Sibold, Jeremy
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v13 n2 p79-84 2016
It is well-established that motivation is a critical component of one's best performance of a task. A primary model in the field of motivation is the self-determination theory (SDT). The three pillars of SDT include competency, autonomy, and relatedness; when supported these have been shown to improve the quality, consistency, and persistence of one's effort at a task. It is the purpose of this article to examine relevant SDT research, and utilize relatable trans-disciplinary findings in support of the discussion of a novel course development technique that maximizes student engagement in the higher education environment--the assessment menu.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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