Choice and Motivation in the Art Classroom

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Juncosa Umaran, Elisa
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This research focuses on the effects of autonomy on motivation and year 7’s perspectives on choice-based art projects. It explores the implications and possible contradictions of autonomy in the context of a diverse, ‘requiring improvement’ school in East Anglia. Data from questionnaires, interviews and participant observation revealed that a choice-based project had a positive impact on students’ attitudes towards materials, outcomes, teacher
exemplars, perceptions of competence, general interest and external recognition. Implications for future research and classroom practice are also discussed.
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PGCE Secondary , Art , Design , Education , Classroom , Year 7
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