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ERIC Number: ED124892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Dynamics of Motivation in Teaching Literacy Skills.
Stanchfield, Jo M.
Basic emotional and intellectual factors in motivation can help to stimulate the learner to acquire the five major literacy skills: listening, speaking, thinking, reading, and writing. Contagion, or the spread effect in psychology, is reflected in the readily communicated attitude of the teacher toward students and teaching itself. Similarly, teacher expectation of success or failure can significantly affect the learning process. Motivation may be stimulated by the development of students' interests, and by the application of the principle of effectance, or the ability of an individual to effectively deal with a given task. The utilization of sequence, consistency, and continuity in a positive, success-oriented framework can be especially valuable in reading instruction as well as in other areas. Always, the teacher is the controlling factor in motivation and the learning process. (KS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Listening Skills, Literacy, Motivation Techniques, Positive Reinforcement, Productive Thinking, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document