M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Effective teaching; Motivation in education
Secondary Education and Teaching
In this action research project, the effects of giving students a choice in their assignments on students' intrinsic motivation were measured. This was done by giving the students an increasing amount of choices for their summative assessment following the end of each of five units studied in World History. Analysis of the data showed that there was some positive correlation between the amount of choices and the likelihood that students completed the assignments. While this correlation was present, it may be possible that other factors influenced this increase in student completion of assignments. These factors include when during the grading period the assignment was given, the number of times assignments of a certain type were given, and the relationship between the teacher and the student.
Croge, Christopher J., "What's in a choice? a study in how choice in assignment affects student completion of assignments" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 604.