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Malouff, John M.; Rooke, Sally E.; Schutte, Nicola S.; Foster, Roxanne M.; Bhullar, Navjot – Online Submission, 2008
As teachers, we want to motivate our students to learn during a unit and to continue learning about the topic after the unit ends. This article describes about a hundred methods we use to help motivate students to learn. The methods form 12 categories: (1) making content relevant to student values and goals; (2) helping students achieve their…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Sarsar, Firat – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Emotional Motivational Feedback Message (EMFEM) in an online learning environment. This exploratory research was conducted using mixed method single case study design. Participants were 15 undergraduate students enrolled in an instructional technology course in a large state…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Jianfeng – English Language Teaching, 2015
Language learning motivation is one of vital factors which strongly correlates to the success in second language acquisition. Listening proficiency, as one of the basic language abilities, is paid much attention in English instruction, but presently the college English listening teaching is a weak link in English language teaching in China, which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Rice, Joshua E.; LaVergne, Douglas D.; Gartin, Stacy A. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2011
The purpose of the study was to analyze agricultural education teachers' attitudes toward selected school components as motivational factors to continue teaching and demotivational factors to discontinue teaching. Using a mail questionnaire, the researchers employed a census study of agricultural education teachers in West Virginia (N = 90).…
Descriptors: Discipline Problems, Discipline, Agricultural Education, Teacher Motivation
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Amidst the ethnic and linguistic diversity in adult English language classes, there is heightened importance to using culturally responsive teaching practices. However, there are limited quantitative examinations of this approach in adult learning environments. The purpose of this investigation was to describe patterns of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Surveys, Test Validity, Adult Educators
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Cenberci, Selin; Beyhan, Adiviye – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The meaning of motivation has been much discussed and theorized in educational psychology. According to the Keller (2006), motivation is measured by the amount of effort the student makes in order to achieve the instructional goal. In addition to this, Sing (2011) clarified motivation is one of the most important prerequisites for learning also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Hess, Amanda Nichols – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Motivational design theory complements instructional design theory and, when used together, both principles can affect learning, knowledge acquisition, and knowledge retention. In information literacy instruction, motivational design exists throughout the appropriate standards documents. However, there is limited current research on the best…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Motivation Techniques, Instructional Design, Best Practices
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Eren, Altay – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Based on the fact that the relationships among student teachers' efficacy beliefs, achievement goals, and conceptions about teaching and learning has remained to be investigated to date, this study aimed to examine student teachers' efficacy beliefs and achievement goals as predictors of their conceptions about teaching and learning. Results of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Bond, Nathan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Non-tenure track faculty vary greatly in terms of their ranks, teaching abilities, workloads, and motivational levels and have unique professional development needs. In response, universities are differentiating professional development for these professors. This case study examined an emerging research university's efforts to provide a faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Case Studies
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Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmäe, Miia – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
This article sets out to describe the PROFILES project, a European Commission FP7 science and society project, addresses problems and issues in science education by guiding teachers to embrace a range of teaching factors, such as a context-based approach, motivational constructivist learning; student centred inquiry teaching; enhancing cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Program Descriptions, Science Education
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Green, Kieran; Fujita, Junichi – English Language Teaching, 2016
Here is documented investigation to assess the motivational drivers of a group of Japanese, first-year, dental-university students taking part in compulsory EFL classes and to compare those motivational drivers with an investigation into the motivational drivers of a group of Japanese IT students. There was a clear difference between extrinsic and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Lekerova, G. Zh.; Karbozova, G. K.; Isabayeva, A. S.; Dlimbetova, B. S.; Mamykova, R. U.; Omarova, G. A.; Aymenov, A. Zh. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article considers peculiar problems of motivation formation in pedagogical activity, motivational sphere of the personality by means of purposeful influence of psychological factors, influence in the form of active methods of study (special psychological course, practicum, and training), problems of realization of active methods in teaching…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Investigations, Psychological Characteristics, Student Teachers
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Aldhafri, Said; Alrajhi, Marwa – International Education Studies, 2014
The current study explored the effects of two teaching styles, authoritative and authoritarian, on students' mathematics motivation. The two motivational constructs examined were intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Data were collected from 425 Omani 8th grade students (males = 202/females = 223, mean age = 13.44, SD = 0.79). Through two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Styles, Student Motivation, Mathematics
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Cavendish, Don F., Jr. – Inquiry, 2010
Any effort to assess the motivational techniques employed by community college faculty is complicated by the inter-connectedness of motivational techniques and teaching techniques, as improved teaching results in improved motivation. Nonetheless, this research poses a motivation-related question: Does the use of daily question-and-answer reviews…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Student Motivation, College Faculty
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Hakan, Okay – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The purpose of the present research is to define pre-service music teachers' competence in using metacognitive activities in relation to academic achievement, gender, and class grade variables. The work-group consists of 131 pre-service music teachers, who study at Balikesir University Necatibey Faculty of Education, Programme of Music Teaching.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Music Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
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