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Self Determination Theory
Peoples sense of well-
If taught in a way that fosters autonomy, pupils do better, are more focused on the satisfactions of learning, get more enjoyment and will cope better with failure.
The articles in this section contain some of the theories that re-
‘Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Goal Contents in Self Determination Theory: Another Look at the Quality of Academic Motivation’ was the main source document.
The teaching and learning committee at St Mary’s produced a response to this called ‘T L discussion notes Clive’s research’.
As I said above this section is for the theorists and researchers among you.
This is definitely a section for the committed! It contains some of the papers that we have been looking at to inform what we are trying to do in school.
In brief our philosophy is based on what contributes most to the well being of pupils and staff within the school. In the article, ‘Developing learning at St Mary’s’, I mention the following
Kasser and Ryan identified four basic needs:
To feel safe and secure;
To feel competent;
To feel connected to others;
To feel autonomously and authentically engaged in their work and play.