Improving Student Efficacy, Motivation, and Engagement Through the Use of Authentic Writing Tasks and Prewriting Conferences
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Students’ perceived authenticity is a critical motivational variable for engaging students in writing, especially adolescents. The dual purposes of this study included investigating the extent of improvement in student motivation, engagement, and self-efficacy when provided authentic writing options and to examine the extent that teacher/student prewriting conferences improve middle school students’ perceptions of authenticity. This study explored possible benefits of using authentic writing assignments and prewriting conferences to encourage educators to incorporate these changes into their practices to increase student motivation, engagement, and self-efficacy.
Elie, Melissa Sturgis, "Improving Student Efficacy, Motivation, and Engagement Through the Use of Authentic Writing Tasks and Prewriting Conferences" (2018). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 13.