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ERIC Number: ED200564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Motivation. What Research Says to the Teacher.
Wlodkowski, Raymond J.
Internal and external factors that influence student motivation are considered from the perspectives of the student and of the teacher. It has been found that the student brings to the learning situation characteristics that have a direct bearing on individual motivation. High self esteem and level of aspiration are present in a motivated student, as well as the need to achieve. The characteristics and personality of the teacher, while impinging to some degree on student performance, appear to have less influence on motivation than what the teacher does to and with students. Teacher expectations, the setting of goals and instructional objectives, and the providing of feedback and positive reinforcement all influence student motivation. Some techniques for increasing motivation are described. (JD)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Behavior Modification, Class Activities, Feedback, Goal Orientation, Incentives, Learning Processes, Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Underachievement
NEA Distribution Center, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1042-6-00, $1.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.