ERIC Number: ED054699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-7
Motivating through Classroom Techniques.
Rivers, Wilga M.
Motivation is the normal state of the individual, and the language teacher is responsible for identifying the individual nature of the student's motivation and directing it through his design of learning activities. The personal goals of the students should be kept in mind; the subject matter should be what interests the student, and the characteristics of the students must be considered. The teacher should use imagination in curriculum planning and should adapt and adjust the curriculum to his own students. The language teacher must know how to use the motivation which already exists to increase the student's knowledge of the new language. (VM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Psychology, Imagination, Language Skills, Learning Motivation, Learning Theories, Participation, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Visual Learning
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Note: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, La., March 7, 1971