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Utvaer, Britt Karin Støen; Hammervold, Randi; Haugan, Gørill – Education Inquiry, 2014
The self-determination theory (SDT) distinguishes between intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations or life goals, which tend to fall into two separate constructs. The pursuit of intrinsic goals, relative to extrinsic ones, is associated with numerous cognitive, affective and behavioural outcomes that are considered to be positive for individuals as…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Aspiration, Goal Orientation, Self Determination
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Boström, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2011
The background to this study is the large number of students who fail to finish upper secondary school with passing grades. The overall aim of this study was to examine one parameter in the didactic interaction between teachers and students, namely differences and similarities in learning styles. This study therefore compares teachers' and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Measures (Individuals), High School Teachers