Kaye college Is honored to host Prof. Johnmarshall Reeve
The lecture and workshop focused on SDT – Self Determination Theory and its practical applications
Kaye College, the Center for Motivation and Self-Determination, the International Erasmus+ Promentors Program and the graduate school at Kaye college were honored to host Prof. Johnmarshall Reeve, from the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University.
Prof. Reeve visited the college following an international workshop on the subject “Autonomy, Choice, Motivation, and Wellbeing”, that was led by Prof. Idit Katz from the School of Education at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He was invited to Kaye College by prof. Haya Kaplan, head of the center for motivation and Self Determination.
Prof. Reeve gave a lecture to a large audience of lecturers, heads of programs and students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and guests who came from outside the college to hear the lecture. In addition, Prof. Reeve led a workshop in which the participants were faculty members, lecturers, pedagogical instructors, heads of programs, school principals, and students mainly from the Med Educational Counseling Program.
Professor Reeve’s research interests, center on the empirical study of all aspects of human motivation and emotion with an emphasis on teachers’ motivating styles, students’ agentic engagement, and the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation. He has published 81 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Educational Psychology and the American Psychologist, authored 29 book chapters and 4 books, including Supporting Students’ Motivation and Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 7th ed., and edited 3 books.
The lecture and workshop focused on SDT – Self Determination Theory and its practical applications. Prof. Reeve introduced the theory, the concepts of basic psychological needs: autonomy; relatedness and competence and the concepts of autonomous motivation, agentic engagement and internalization. Prof. Reeve focused mainly on autonomy-supportive teaching—what it is, where it comes from, how it manifests itself during classroom instruction. How it develops, how it transcends choice, its cultural ramifications, and its impressive capacity to produce educationally-important benefits, for students, but also for teachers and the classroom climate. Prof. Reeve addressed the new and often surprising benefits that have been discovered when one person fully and skillfully supports the autonomy of another. During the workshop, the emphasis was on helping participants work on and improve their classroom motivating style.