It’s no big surprise for teachers to know that when students feel a sense of ownership, lots of good things happen (see The Value Of Student “Ownership” for a lot more info on this topic).
Dan Ariely calls this the Ikea Effect.
The Harvard Business Review has just published more research backing up this finding. The article is titled How to Make Employees Feel Like They Own Their Work (just replace the word “employee” in the article with “student.”).
Here’s an excerpt:
I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.