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Building Autonomous Learners

Perspectives from Research and Practice using Self-Determination Theory

Editors: Liu, Woon Chia, Wang, John Chee Keng, Ryan, Richard M. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the importance of motivation in education and a theoretical framework for optimising motivation in the classroom
  • Captures the essence of motivation from a variety of theoretical perspectives and presents research conducted in different classrooms
  • Includes the work of top researchers from around the world, helping readers gain an international perspective on motivation in education research
  • Affords an insights into intervention work done on motivation in a number of Singapore classrooms
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About this book

This edited work presents a collection of papers on motivation research in education around the globe. Pursuing a uniquely international approach, it also features selected research studies conducted in Singapore under the auspices of the Motivation in Educational Research Lab, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

A total of 15 chapters include some of the latest findings on theory and practical applications alike, prepared by internationally respected researchers in the field of motivation research in education. Each author provides his/her perspective and practical strategies on how to maximize motivation in the classroom. Individual chapters focus on theoretical and practical considerations, parental involvement, teachers’ motivation, ways to create a self-motivating classroom, use of ICT, and nurturing a passion for learning.

The book will appeal to several different audiences: firstly, policymakers in education, school leaders and teachers will find it a valuable resource. Secondly, it offers a helpful guide for researchers and teacher educators in pre-service and postgraduate teacher education programmes. And thirdly, parents who want to help their children pursue lifelong learning will benefit from reading this book.

About the authors

C. K. John Wang, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He received his Ph.D. (Sport and Exercise Psychology) in 2001 from Loughborough University. Dr Wang is a Chartered Psychologist and an associate fellow of British Psychological Society. He is registered with the Health Professions Council of UK as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. He leads the Motivation in Educational Research Lab (MERL) in NIE.  His areas of research lie in the area of achievement motivation, talent development environment, self-regulation, and statistical analyses. 
Woon-Chia Liu is the Dean of Teacher Education at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is also an associate professor with the Psychological Studies Academic Group and a founding member of NIE’s Motivation in Educational Research Laboratory. Currently, she is the President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore. She represents Singapore in the World Education Research Association (WERA) Council. Her research interests include motivation, clinical practice, mentoring, e-portfolio, as well as innovative teaching strategies such as problem-based learning.
Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D., is Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University and a Research Professor in Psychology at the University of Rochester.  Ryan is a widely published researcher and theorist with over three hundred papers and books in the areas of human motivation, personality, and psychological well-being. He is co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, a theory of human motivation that has been internationally researched and applied. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and an Honorary Member of the German Psychological Society (DGP).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Understanding Motivation in Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations

    Liu, Woon Chia (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

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  • Optimizing Students’ Motivation in the Era of Testing and Pressure: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective

    Deci, Edward L. (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

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  • The Dualistic Model of Passion: Theory, Research, and Implications for the Field of Education

    Vallerand, Robert J.

    Pages 31-58

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  • Toward a Systematic Study of the Dark Side of Student Motivation: Antecedents and Consequences of Teachers’ Controlling Behaviors

    Haerens, Leen (et al.)

    Pages 59-81

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  • How Can We Create Better Learning Contexts for Children? Promoting Students’ Autonomous Motivation as a Way to Foster Enhanced Educational Outcomes

    Guay, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 83-106

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-287-630-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-287-629-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1305-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Autonomous Learners
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Research and Practice using Self-Determination Theory
Editors
  • Woon Chia Liu
  • John Chee Keng Wang
  • Richard M. Ryan
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-630-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-630-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-629-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1305-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 302
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