Term

Summer 2017

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Jason Miller

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Cora Packard

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Jennifer Marty

Abstract

The research question in this project was, “What is the impact of effective questioning and critical, relevant conversations on sixth grade science students’ agentic engagement?” It documents a teacher’s investigation into the impact of two isolated components, effective questioning and relevant conversations, on the agentic engagement of a group of sixth grade students. The author describes the outcomes of data collection using randomized student agentic engagement surveys. She outlines the successes and struggles that were realized during the process as well as the realization that an isolated component or two does not make a significant change in agentic engagement.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Observation, Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)

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