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AM Last Page: Education Is Not Filling a Bucket, but Lighting a Fire: Self-Determination Theory and Motivation in Medical Students

Authors: Rashmi Kusurkar, Olle ten Cate. Academic Medicine 2013; volume 88, issue 6, page 904 Self-determination theory states that human beings have a natural tendency to develop towards autonomous regulation of behavior, being intrinsically motivated to learn and to take on challenges. Motivation impacts educational learning outcomes and students’ well being. In this one-page paper, […]