Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2021

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Aaron Peterson


Flipped Classroom, motivation, student, teaching strategy, technology


This action research study focuses on the effects the Flipped Classroom Model has on student motivation in the classroom, as well as at home. Two research questions are utilized in this study and the two research questions are the following: How does the Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) enhance student motivation at home, as well as in the classroom? What obstacles can educators and students face pertaining towards motivation with the Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) and how can they overcome those challenges? The study on the Flipped Classroom and student motivation took place in a 5th grade classroom consisting of 21 participants. The assessments that were used in this study to collect data were the following: Student Motivation Questionnaire, Teacher Observation Checklist, Student Interviews and a Student Survey. Many students enjoyed learning through the Flipped Classroom Model and most students reported that their motivation increased in the classroom and at home. However, a significant amount of the student feedback resulted in comments of wishing the Flipped Classroom Model was implemented in just one or two subjects instead of all subjects. In all subjects, it was a bit overwhelming for this group of students. This is believed to play a factor on some of the feedback collected from students who didn’t like the Flipped Classroom Model. In the future of students learning through the Flipped Classroom Model at this level of students, I plan to use it in just one or two subjects.



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