High Challenge Tasks & Student Motivation

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High Challenge Tasks & Student Motivation:

High Challenge Tasks & Student Motivation Jasmine L. Wirth Kennesaw State University


Introduction Rationale Hypothesis What are “high-challenge” tasks?

Research Questions:

Research Questions How is student motivation affected by implementing "high-challenge" tasks/ "low-challenge" tasks ? How is student academic achievement and performance affected by implementing "high-challenge" tasks/ "low-challenge" tasks? How is student academic goal mastery affected by implementing "high-challenge" tasks/ "low challenge" tasks?

Literature Review:

Literature Review High-Challenge Tasks & Motivation Authentic Tasks Project-Based Learning

Methodology :

Methodology Mixed-methods design Students Data collection & measurement


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