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ERIC Number: EJ1129396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Teacher's Perceived Characteristics and Preferences of Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom
Hapsari, Winda
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v24 n2 p113-134 Jul 2013
Motivated language teachers play a crucial role in building and developing students' motivation in the classroom. This study aims to investigate teachers' motivational strategies in relation to their characteristics and preferences in Indonesian context of EFL instruction, which is an area that receives scant attention with regard to empirical research. The empirical data were collected through survey questionnaires and interviews. Twenty-eight active teachers volunteered to participate in the present study. Findings show that most of these English teachers perceive themselves as enthusiastic facilitators as they explore a variety of ways to motivate students in the classroom. The majority of participants prefer assigning various learning activities or tasks in order to energize a learning environment. By doing so, teachers can draw students' attention and get them engaged in the classroom. The teachers also integrate teaching materials with engaging pedagogical techniques that involve student interaction and movement.
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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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