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Making Learning Authentic: An Educational Case Study Describing Student Engagement and Motivation in a Project-Based Learning Environment

Abstract This educational case study looked at student engagement and motivation in a collaborative environment, one that provided students the freedom to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. In order to create this collaborative environment, students in a third-grade elementary classroom participated in a Project-Based Learning unit. The unit culminated in hands-on projects. Sociocultural theory and Self Determination theory were used to guide the development of the innovation and the formulation of the research design. The qualitative data collection tools that were used in this study consisted of observations through video and audio recordings, researcher's field notes, student interviews, and artifacts. The artifacts gathered consisted ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Lund, Stephanie Lund (Author) / Bertrand, Melanie (Advisor) / Imel, Breck (Committee member) / Moses, Lindsey (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Elementary education / Reading instruction / Education / Collaboration / Engagement / Motivation / participation / PBL / Project-Based Learning
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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