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Breakouts are learning strategies that can stimulate the motivation of learning through challenges. During an educational breakout session, students must work as a team and use their reasoning, knowledge, and skills to solve puzzles and challenges related to the content of the curriculum in a limited time. This study intends to examine the impact of educational breakouts on classroom flow, academic performance, motivation, behaviour, and overall satisfaction of the first-year students of Applied Modern Languages, West University of Timişoara. In performing this experiment quantitative and qualitative techniques were used and the results showed a significant improvement in classroom engagement, flow, the feeling of well-being, autonomy, and loss of the notion of time and support the conclusion that the use of educational breakout is fun and motivating for students and facilitates knowledge accumulation.
Motivation is a key concept in every educational process. Nowadays, this topic is even more challenging due to the emergence of digitalization and the transformation of learning tools, mechanisms, new life skills requirements etc. In this context, self-determination theory can be an useful theoretical framework for enhancing academic motivation for new generations of learners and provide insights about making learning more meaningful and relevant for them.