How Self-Determination Theory Explains Motivation

Discuss self-determination theory and how it explains motivation.

You need to discuss and analyze self-determination theory. What is the self-determination theory? How does self-determination theory explain motivation? What does self-determination theory tell you about teaching and learning? In your answer, use the readings:

  • “Understanding student motivation” by Timothy Seifert;
  • “Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from a self-determination theory perspective: Definitions, theory, practices, and future directions” by Ryana & Decib;
  • “Optimizing Students’ Motivation in the Era of Testing and Pressure: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective” by Deci and Ryan.