Intrinsic Motivation and Self Determination in Learning
A Talk by Gina Riley
Program Leader, Adolescent Generalist (Grades 7-12) Special Education Program,
CUNY – Hunter College
About this talk
Clinical Professor and Program Coordinator of the Adolescent Special Education program at CUNY-Hunter College, Dr. Gina Riley talked about intrinsic motivation, self-determination theory and cognitive evaluation theory at the Homeschooling Global Summit 2020. She talks about how facilitation and not merely teaching helps kids develop their intrinsic motivation and love for learning and exploration. She discusses the 3 tenets of cognitive evaluation theory that develops children's courage and cofidence: a sense of competence, a sense of autonomy, and a sense of relatedness and acceptance. no matter what.
Dr. Riley has extensive experience in online education and distance learning at the college/university level, with researches concentrated on topics relating to homeschooling, unschooling, and intrinsic motivation/self-determination; an interest stemmed in part from unschooling her own child from birth – 12th grade. Recent peer-reviewed articles have focused on young adult unschooling outcomes, homeschooling and intrinsic motivation, unschoolers who also identify as LGBTQ, and how unschoolers learn to read. Her first book, Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom, will be published this year.
This interview was presented at the Homeschooling Global Summit 2020 organized by Galileo - the self-directed online global school. Learn more at https://2020.hgsummit.com/.
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