Self-determination theory (SDT), when applied to curricular construction, emphasizes curiosity, self-awareness, and resilience. Physicians need these qualities to face the challenges of clinical practice. SDT offers a lens for medical educators to track learner development toward sustainable, rewarding careers. This study describes the changes observed in learner communications about feelings of competence, relatedness, and autonomy across a 3-year family medicine training program designed to develop activated, lifelong learners.
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Hansen, S. E., Defenbaugh, N., Mathieu, S.S., Garufi, L.C., & Dostal, J. A. (2021). A mixed‑methods exploration of the developmental trajectory of autonomous motivation in graduate medical learners. Medical Science Educator. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01396-7
Educational Methods | Higher Education
Department of Family Medicine