Self-determination theorists thus believe that effective learning is most likely to occur when these three needs are met. As teachers, this means our classrooms environments should:
- Teach important, relevant skills.
- How do we define/determine "relevant"? How subjective is this definition from the student's point of view?
- What would the teacher's role be in this aspect of classroom environment? I want to say something between a parent and a friend, and yet something else too--and not necessarily all the things that the "parent" and "friend" labels entail.