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ERIC Number: EJ1173392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-577X
Alignment of Motivational Strategies: The Perceptions of Teachers and Students
Wong, Ruth; Wong, Renee
Educational Practice and Theory, v39 n2 p57-85 Nov 2017
In order to enhance ESL students' motivation to learn learning English, teachers around the world have been employing various motivational strategies in classrooms. However, there is scarce research focusing on both alignments and misalignments of secondary students' evaluation of the effectiveness of motivational strategies (MS) and teachers' use of motivational strategies in English lessons. Based on the investigation of 150 secondary students' evaluation of the effectiveness of MS and 50 teachers' use of MS, the alignments and misalignments of the perceptions of motivational strategies of secondary students and teachers are analysed in this paper. Result shows that teachers use most MS which students view as effective, however, there is significant difference between students' evaluation and teachers' use on some MS. Interview responses reveal that the alignments of the perception of MS between teachers and students are mainly attributed to the good impacts of those MS on teaching and learning, while the misalignments are mainly from the different perceptions of the impact of some MS and heavy workload of teachers, causing underutilization of some effective MS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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