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Ustuk, Özgehan – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated how important Turkish EFL teachers perceive the ELT motivational strategies that are implemented in adult EFL teaching. 52 EFL instructors working in preparatory schools of foreign languages in four state universities in Turkey participated in the current study. The perceived importance of ELT motivational strategies was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Fayazi-Nasab, Ensieh; Ghafournia, Narjes – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
There exist many factors, affecting reading ability. Multiple intelligence and motivational strategies are among the factors that seem to make significant contribution to the reading process. Thus, the present study probed the probable significant relation between Iranian language learners' multiple intelligences and reading ability. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Skills
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Molavi, Ahmad; Biria, Reza; Chalak, Azizeh – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aimed at examining the possible effects of teacher motivational practices and student demotivation on the way Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners produce request and refusal speech acts. Subsequently, four instruments were selected and administered to the participants under scrutiny. They were: (a) a Quick Placement…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
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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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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Wadende, Pamela; Oburu, Paul O.; Morara, Abel – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
The indigenous communities in Africa, specifically Kenya, which is the focus of this article, had their own well-developed motivational systems that positively enhanced teaching and learning programmes in the community. These motivational systems were manifested in behaviours that were presented as sequential cultural tasks that demanded active…
Descriptors: African Culture, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Suo, Jia; Hou, Xiuying – English Language Teaching, 2017
Flipped classroom is a great reform that brings a huge impact on the classroom teaching. Its essence is autonomous leaning, whose effect is determined by students' motivation. Therefore, to bring the advantages of the flipped classroom into full play, the top priority is to stimulate students' motivation. The paper makes a study on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Blended Learning
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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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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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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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Muir, Christine; Dörnyei, Zoltán – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Vision, that is, the mental representation of the sensory experience of a future goal state (involving imagination and imagery), is currently at the forefront of motivational innovation, and in recent years it has been seen increasingly more often in the motivational tool kit of practicing language teachers. Theories such as Dörnyei's L2…
Descriptors: Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Imagination, Imagery
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