Re: Self-Determination theory versus SCT and AT

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 12:47:48 PST

George et al---

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On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 20:14:16 +0100, George <> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have recently come across self-determination theory (SDT; cf. [1])
> and am wondering about your opinion of how you think if we can collate
> SDT with socio-cultural theory and systemic-structural activity theory
> (SSTA)? or, does SDT contradict with SCT and SSTA? I am presently
> working on a paper on e-Learning where I am pointing out that we need a
> paradigm shift to think in terms of a "Weltanstauung" (whole world
> view) . the origin of my opinion stems from the difficulties of
> learning and teaching activities (cf. [2]) and liaises with descriptive
> and prescriptive systems. Hence, on this ground, I believe that
> activity theory opens a range of new perspectives because it contains
> motivational assets of learning and teaching. But, since I am not
> familiar with SDT, I would appreciate to hear your critical opinion.
> Thank you very much.
> George
> (Hansjoerg von Brevern)
> Reference:
> [1] E. L. Deci and R. M. Ryan, "The "What" and "Why" of Goal Pursuits:
> Human Needs and the Self-Determination of Behavior", Psychological
> Inquiry, 11 (2000) 4, pp. 227–268.
> [2] H. Giest and J. Lompscher, "Formation of Learning Activity and
> Theoretical Thinking in Science Teaching", in Vyogotsky's Educational
> Theory in Cultural Context, Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive, and
> Computational Perspectives, A. Kozulin, B. Gindis, V. Ageyev, and S. M.
> Miller (Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp.
> 267-288.
> -------------------------------------
> Research in e-Learning Objects, e-Learning meta data standards,
> didactical activity, Systemic-Structural Activity Theory, and
> Socio-cultural Theory

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