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ERIC Number: EJ822025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Self-Determination Theory as a Guide to Fostering Environmental Motivation
Darner, Rebekka
Journal of Environmental Education, v40 n2 p39-49 Win 2009
Fostering environmental motivation to perform proenvironmental behaviors is an implicit goal of most environmental education (EE) programs. However, an inadequate amount of research has offered insight into how educators can foster environmental motivation through instruction, and the few studies that address this topic share a single theoretical perspective. The present author explored self-determination theory (SDT) as an alternative research paradigm to fostering environmental motivation in the EE classroom. The author describes SDT's theoretical underpinnings, discusses its potential application to EE, and proposes 3 potentially fruitful avenues of research. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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