Spring 2015

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


When students are given the opportunity to make choices about their own academics it works towards creating an autonomy supportive environment that supports intrinsic motivation.The aim of this capstone project is raise teacher awareness about how when students are part of a classroom community they will be engaged learners and will learn lifelong skills (e.g., self-determination). The author proposes three recommendations that allows students to make decisions on what work they want to display throughout the classroom. The author has written an article for a professional journal, with the help of a community partner, that provides information about how when students are allowed to be decision makers when it comes to the design of the classroom it will create a sense of autonomy and will help students create a sense of engagement of their own education.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department