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ERIC Number: EJ1222510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Fostering Teachers' Autonomous Motivation during Professional Learning: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
Power, Keith; Goodnough, Karen
Teaching Education, v30 n3 p278-298 2019
Employing a self-determination theory lens, this qualitative case study analyzed the impact of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professional learning program on six elementary schoolteachers' autonomous motivation. The outcomes revealed that the program was successful in accommodating the teachers' needs to feel competent, related, and autonomous. The teachers reported that the program supported their volitional will to engage in self-directed learning by offering them choice, encouragement, and constructive feedback. The teachers were also provided with ample time and resources to enhance their instructional knowledge and showcase their new skills. Moreover, the teachers were able to strengthen existing relationships and expand their professional community. These relationships provided additional support for the teachers and contributed to their growth and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada