M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Active learning; Composition (Language arts)
Elementary Education and Teaching
This study examines students' writing and how educators can motivate students to write. The problem that this study attempts to examine is the effect that motivation has on student writing. This study used teaching methods that incorporate active learning and guided play into the curriculum. Over the course of a three- week period, a classroom of fourth graders was examined to determine if they could be motivated to write. Surveys, a focus group, in class lessons, and a writing journal were used within this study. At the conclusion of the study, it was determined that playful active learning can be an effective teaching tool for motivating students to write. Implications for teaching and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Williams, Allison N., "How does playful active learning motivate students to write and affect performance in writing?" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 677.