abs200 Week 4 – Discussion 1

Self-determination theory suggests students’ academic motivation at school can be understood in terms of three fundamental human needs—autonomy, competence, and relatedness— that are essential for optimal functioning, growth and integration, and social development and personal well-being. For your initial post:

    • Think back to your middle and high school years. Briefly describe how your school fostered a sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness.


    • Identify any trends in self-determination that were present at the time you were in school and proved effective in fostering positive results.


    • Describe general areas of weakness in terms of these three needs. Indicate what an ideal school that satisfies young people’s fundamental needs might look like.


  • Lastly, examine the roles that parents, teachers, and schools have in fostering an environment to meet these needs.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please access the tutorials on the Ashford University Library website.




preview of the answer..

How the school I attended fostered autonomy, relatedness and competence

During my middle and high school years, the schools that I attended fostered autonomy, competence and relatedness in several ways. For instance, autonomy was usually fostered through examinations whereby students were required to dependent on themselves. Competence on the other hand was fostered through teaching students different skills which enabled them to carry out different activities. Relatedness was promoted through giving students group …

373 words APA

Share this paper
Open Whatsapp chat
Can we help you?