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King, Pete; Howard, Justine – American Journal of Play, 2016
The authors explore the use of three basic tenets from Self-Determination Theory--competence, relatedness, and autonomy--for a definition of play that resists the current popular call for play to be freely chosen. They explore whether free play truly exists and whether complete choice constitutes an absolute requirement for children to consider…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Play, Student Motivation, Children