Building Autonomous Learners

Perspectives from Research and Practice using Self-Determination Theory

  • Woon Chia Liu
  • John Chee Keng Wang
  • Richard M. Ryan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Woon Chia Liu, John Chee Keng Wang, Richard M. Ryan
    Pages 1-7
  3. Leen Haerens, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Nathalie Aelterman, Lynn Van den Berghe
    Pages 59-81
  4. Luc G. Pelletier, Meredith Rocchi
    Pages 107-127
  5. Wai Cheong Eugene Chew
    Pages 185-205
  6. John Chee Keng Wang, Betsy L. L. Ng, Woon Chia Liu, Richard M. Ryan
    Pages 227-243

About this book


This edited work presents a collection of papers on motivation research in education around the globe. Pursuing a uniquely international approach, it also features selected research studies conducted in Singapore under the auspices of the Motivation in Educational Research Lab, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

A total of 15 chapters include some of the latest findings on theory and practical applications alike, prepared by internationally respected researchers in the field of motivation research in education. Each author provides his/her perspective and practical strategies on how to maximize motivation in the classroom. Individual chapters focus on theoretical and practical considerations, parental involvement, teachers’ motivation, ways to create a self-motivating classroom, use of ICT, and nurturing a passion for learning.

The book will appeal to several different audiences: firstly, policymakers in education, school leaders and teachers will find it a valuable resource. Secondly, it offers a helpful guide for researchers and teacher educators in pre-service and postgraduate teacher education programmes. And thirdly, parents who want to help their children pursue lifelong learning will benefit from reading this book.


Autonomous motivation Autonomy-Supportive Teaching Children’s Academic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation and Lifelong Learning Motivation and technology Motivation in Educational Research Motivation in classroom Parental Involvement Students’ Motivation Teachers’ Motivation

Editors and affiliations

  • Woon Chia Liu
    • 1
  • John Chee Keng Wang
    • 2
  • Richard M. Ryan
    • 3
  1. 1.National Inst of EduSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Inst of EduSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Faculty of Health SciencesAustralian Catholic UniversityStrathfieldAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-629-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-630-0
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