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(Sep. 18) The effect of autonomy in children’s learning - Testing in a network of real school environment

Last updated :2017-09-14

Topic: The effect of autonomy in children’s learning - Testing in a network of real school environment
Speaker: Dr. MU Yan
(Department of Psychology, Sun Yat-sen University)
Time: 14:20-16:00, Monday, September 18, 2017
Venue: Room 305, Department of Psychology, Guangzhou East Campus, SYSU

Abstract:
Learning has to be intrinsically motivated. How to make students want to learn instead of have to learn? Research showed that providing an environment that supports children’s autonomy fosters children’s learning performance. However, applying this principle in real school context showed mixed results due to the individual differences among students and the variety of school settings. I will be reporting how we developed a network of schools and engaged them in Action Research that connects theory and application. In addition, I will be sharing some of the findings that generated based on this network of action research.