Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership


This study examined the level of authenticity that students perceive in learning tasks. A questionnaire asked about the topic selection and value of topic; impact of topic on school, community, and self; expression of ideas vs. conventions; authentic audience; and level of motivation. The conclusions regarding the level of student-perceived authenticity are: a) a connection between student selection and value of topic and motivation, b) impact on school, community, or self did not impact student motivation, c) focus on conventions did not negatively impact student motivation, and d) authentic audiences connected to lower rates of student motivation.


Affiliation: Hall-Dale High School, RSU 2

Cohort: UMF Campus Cohort



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