Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
The lingering question that I sought to answer was: in what ways can I build intrinsic motivation within my third grade students. Drawing on social constructivist theory, I examined how implementing student choice as part of a project-based learning inquiry about frogs influenced my students’ intrinsic motivation. The students were given free choice within set parameters as part of a project-based inquiry unit around frogs. I included data examples from student work and interviews to showcase my findings through the study. The significance of my study stems from a personal desire to build engagement and self-efficacy in my own classroom.
Berntsen, Nicole M., "Using Choice to Promote Intrinsic Motivation within Students during their Literacy Activities" (2016). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 650.