self-determin-notes - notes on: Australian Occupational...

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notes on: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2006) 53, 78–86 doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2006.00569.x © 2006 The Authors Journal compilation © 2006 Australian Association of Occupational Therapists Understanding children’s motivation from a self-determination theoretical perspective: Implications for practice Anne A. Poulsen, Sylvia Rodger and Jenny M. Ziviani (Deci & Ryan) have found that encouraging and developing intrinsic motivation in a child helps him learn to take the wheel and drive the activity himself. Deci & Ryan developed a continuum of motivation in which a child can move from extrinsic motivation to internalization and autonomy concerning tasks. If the parent emphasizes the child's autonomous actions in the task it will help him internalize the motivation because he has control over it. They found that including the child in the task-planning process nurtures a feeling of ownership that will help him feel more positive about the task, even if it is unpleasant. In the beginning, external rewards will encourage the child through extrinsic motivation,
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