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ERIC Number: EJ1129270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Exploring Motivational Strategies of Successful Teachers
Astuti, Sri Puji
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v27 n1 p1-22 Jan 2016
This multiple case study investigated how teachers implemented motivational teaching strategies and the impact of these strategies on students' motivation in an Indonesian high school context. The participants were four teachers and four groups of their students. The data were collected from teachers by conducting semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, and stimulated recall, and from the students through focus group interviews. The findings of the research indicated that each teacher had unique strategies to motivate their students, and these strategies had a profound impact on students' motivation. The students reported that the strategies influencing their motivation could be categorized into five main groups: teachers' classroom behaviors, supportive classroom atmosphere, selection of learning resources and activities, the usefulness of English, and the way feedback was given. These findings suggest that teachers of English in an Indonesian high school context can influence their students' motivation by understanding the effect of motivational teaching strategies on students' learning and behaviors.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A