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Chapter 4: Autonomy
Transcript of Chapter 4: Autonomy
Chapter 4: Autonomy
What is Autonomy?
What are the benefits?
more control & agency
Considerations for Autonomy Support
Divergent thinking & changing paradigms of thought in education
promote student control
parents as allies
presented by Taysha Silva
the students’ perception of self-determination of circumstances and outcomes, including learning goals, intentions, and actions.
model of human motivation in which the basic psychological needs are feelings of
* relation to others.
dislike control and coercion
* intrinsic motivation
* higher engagement
* higher self-esteem
*higher perceived success
* positive attitude toward subject matter
Autonomy in the classroom is...
* a central developmental task of adolescence
* key to inquiry (important in science)
*a disposition that teachers can develop
* dependent on activities
teacher-centered vs. student-centered
tell why activity is important
make relevant to student's identity/interests
The importance of tone
Educators should monitor communication and be sensitive about the way they are speaking/how it may be interpreted.
should, must, have to
could, might, suggest, what do you think?
Benware & Deci study (1984)
learning content for test (extrinsic) vs. for teaching another student (autonomy-supportive/higher intrinsic motivation)
Schmidt's study for SciMo Project: Why do girls perceive fewer choices in science activities?
listening to students
rewarding thinking and interest
accepting negative feedback
ex: carcinogenic project; homework completion