Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
The purpose of this study was to explore how mindfulness practices help increase motivation in high school students in a foreign language classroom. This study was conducted at a small school in an urban area in Texas. Nineteen students between the ninth and tenth grades were the participants in this research. The data collection included a pre and post motivational questionnaire that helped identify how motivated the students felt in the classroom. Data was collected on each participant through weekly self-assessments. The results of this action research showed that the implementation of mindfulness practices helped to increase the motivation of the students in the high school Spanish class. The action research project was conducted at the beginning of the second semester of the school year with a duration of four weeks.
Torres Colón, Olga J.. (2020). Increasing Student Motivation in a Foreign Language Classroom Through Mindfulness. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/353