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ERIC Number: EJ1018255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
The TEACH Method: An Interactive Approach for Teaching the Needs-Based Theories Of Motivation
Moorer, Cleamon, Jr.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v11 n1 p9-12 2014
This paper describes an interactive approach for explaining and teaching the Needs-Based Theories of Motivation. The acronym TEACH stands for Theory, Example, Application, Collaboration, and Having Discussion. This method can help business students to better understand and distinguish the implications of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Alderfer's ERG Theory, Herzberg's 2 Factor Theory, and McClelland's Acquired Needs Theory through in-class activities and application. The TEACH Method is an interactive approach for teaching the Needs-Based Theories of Motivation. Business faculty who teach Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior must introduce and teach the topic of motivation. Many students find difficulty in grasping the concepts and implications of the multiple theories of motivation. The TEACH Method introduces a model for helping students learn, apply, and analyze the merits of each of the Needs-Based Theories of Motivation. Business faculty can also benefit from using this approach to assure learning outcomes, to stimulate critical thinking, and to encourage higher levels of student engagement and participation in classroom discussion. This model can be facilitated in two 50 minute increments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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