Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
student choice, engagement, motivation, elementary
The purpose of this research is to determine the effects of allowing student choice on student motivation and engagement in an elementary classroom. Specifically, the study will focus on student engagement during reading instruction and motivation to participate when they are offered choice in reading materials versus when they are not offered choice in reading materials. Students will provide information about their thoughts on lessons; when they are able to choose their reading materials versus when they are chosen for them. This study aims to determine best teaching practices for student engagement and motivation during reading instruction. Student feedback and researcher observations were used to help determine the effects of student choice on engagement and motivation.
Theesfeld, Sarah, "Effects of Student Choice on Student Motivation and Engagement within an Elementary Classroom" (2021). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 500.