Date of Award

Summer 7-22-2019

Document Type

Thesis (699 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Michael Coquyt

Keywords

Mindfulness, Homework

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of student mindfulness and homework completion. This study consisted of a sample size of 42 students within a 7th grade public school Language Arts classroom. The data was collected over a period of six weeks using conversations in small focus groups (4-6 students) , student homework completion data, one-on-one conversations with participating students, and individual observations from within the classroom. The results of this study show a loose connection between a student’s mindfulness of their homework assignments and completion, and their ability to complete the assignment(s). The data does not show a correlation as it was qualitative in nature, but instead offers insights into the thinking (mindfulness) of students in regards to the completion - or not - of their homework. My recommendations for future research is that a longer period of time be allowed for the study, a higher number of participants participate in the study, and that the timing of the study to be shifted from the end to the beginning of a given school year.

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