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Getting the Most Out of Your Students     Dillon Kimmel & Hunter Evans      University of South Carolina
• Personal case studies         • We will explore Deci & Ryan‟s (1985) self-Agenda           determination theory as it re...
Case Study   Reflect on a current struggle with your             organization regarding motivating             students:  ...
The Theory   Self-determination Theory identifies three             needs that, if met, satisfy an individual‟s           ...
AutonomyThe Theory             • Something to call               „theirs‟             • Encouraged self-               ini...
So what can we do to meet the needfor student autonomy?• Allow students to take ownership of things• A more „hands-off‟ ap...
AutonomyThe Theory             • Something to call „theirs‟             • Encouraged self-initiation             • Limited...
So what can we do to meet the needfor student competence?• Consistent encouragement and appreciation• Be in-tune with what...
Autonomy                RelatednessThe Theory             • Something to call     • Feeling close to the               „th...
So what can we do to meet the needfor student relatedness?• Make work meaningful (not just free labor at  events!)• Ensure...
“…students involved in advisory board gainvaluable skills in marketing, advertising,and public relations.”
“…students involved in advisory board gainvaluable skills in marketing, advertising,and public relations.”
“…students involved in advisory board gainvaluable skills in marketing, advertising,and public relations.”
We want to hear from you!What strategies do you use to motivate           your students?
Back to your case study…• Can you determine which need  (competence, autonomy, relatedness) may  not be being met?• If so,...
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CASE-ASAP District III 2012

  1. 1. Getting the Most Out of Your Students Dillon Kimmel & Hunter Evans University of South Carolina
  2. 2. • Personal case studies • We will explore Deci & Ryan‟s (1985) self-Agenda determination theory as it relates to factors that motivate our students. • Share ideas from our own organizations • Analyze the case study based on what we‟ve learned
  3. 3. Case Study Reflect on a current struggle with your organization regarding motivating students: • What was the student(s) background? • What was their role? • What affect did it have on your organization?
  4. 4. The Theory Self-determination Theory identifies three needs that, if met, satisfy an individual‟s intrinsic motivations, leading to increased commitment & engagement: 1 Autonomy 2 Competence 3 Relatedness Deci, E.L. & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior. New York: Plenum.
  5. 5. AutonomyThe Theory • Something to call „theirs‟ • Encouraged self- initiation • Limited supervision
  6. 6. So what can we do to meet the needfor student autonomy?• Allow students to take ownership of things• A more „hands-off‟ approach when possible• New ideas are encouraged and expected
  7. 7. AutonomyThe Theory • Something to call „theirs‟ • Encouraged self-initiation • Limited supervision • Feel they can do the Competence job • Receive positive feedback
  8. 8. So what can we do to meet the needfor student competence?• Consistent encouragement and appreciation• Be in-tune with what‟s happening in our student‟s lives• Be reasonable with expectations
  9. 9. Autonomy RelatednessThe Theory • Something to call • Feeling close to the „theirs‟ university • Encouraged self- • Positive relationships initiation • Aligns with career goals • Limited supervision • Feel they can do the Competence job • Receive positive feedback
  10. 10. So what can we do to meet the needfor student relatedness?• Make work meaningful (not just free labor at events!)• Ensure we‟re recruiting students who are a good fit• Make time for bonding among group members
  11. 11. “…students involved in advisory board gainvaluable skills in marketing, advertising,and public relations.”
  12. 12. “…students involved in advisory board gainvaluable skills in marketing, advertising,and public relations.”
  13. 13. “…students involved in advisory board gainvaluable skills in marketing, advertising,and public relations.”
  14. 14. We want to hear from you!What strategies do you use to motivate your students?
  15. 15. Back to your case study…• Can you determine which need (competence, autonomy, relatedness) may not be being met?• If so, what are some strategies you could use to motivate the students(s) involved?

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