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Motivating Students

A prezentation about student motivation theory and techniques
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Istvan Szabo

on 1 November 2015

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Transcript of Motivating Students

MOTIVATION
Why?
What?
How?
Why do people put
so much energy into
learning another language?
Instrumental / Extrinsic
motivation
Wanting to learn a language
for practical goals:
getting a job
reading foreign newspapers
passing an exam
grade-oriented learning
+ negative factors:fear of failure
Integrative / Intrinsic motivation
Wanting to learn for inner motivation:
inherent interests of topic
self-fulfillment
enjoyment
achieve mastery of the subject
understanding
relating to or communicating
with people who speak the language
Complexity of motivation:
a blend of elements from
both categories
motivation cooperation
Make it real
Provide choices
Seek role models
Use peer models
Establish a sense of belonging
Strategize with struggling students
Balance the challenge
Sources:
Wajnryb, Ruth: Classroom Observation Tasks (1992) Cambridge.
Gross Davies, Barbara: Tools for Teaching (1993) Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco.
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/affective/motivation.html
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(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Provide SUPPORT that helps
students to be successful.
Ensure opportunities
for students' success by
assigning tasks that are neither
too easy nor too difficult.
Help students find
personal meaning and
value in the MATERIAL.
Create an ATMOSPHERE
that is open and positive.
Help students feel
that they are
valued members of
a learning COMMUNITY.
Nice theory.
How do I do that?
?
Wake students up
to what is inside
of themselves.
Fully Alive!
Concept
Factors that
arouse,
maintain
and direct
behaviour towards a goal.
We are going ahead
Success
I am the greatest
Hard work good result
Top grade
The world is full of opportunities
If I can do it then I can help others
Carrot or stick?
Close collaboration “Pair work” or “Group work”
Realia such as magazines, pictures, objects
Use audio visual material and technology
Show honest appreciation
Provide attention
Communicate empathetic acceptance
Have students participate.
Raise curiosity
Be aware of when to correct errors
TAKE-AWAY
Goal oriented behaviour
Intrinsic and exintric
+ Atmosphere
Material
Community
support
Give frequent, positive feedback
Supportive style
+ Atmosphere
Build a community
Excellent material
Motivate yourself
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