Motivation: Are they Really in the Classroom? Research Presentation By Minkyung Kim CI 583-01 Professor: Dr. Laprairie College of Education Sam Houston State University June 24 th , 2010
Have the Remarkable Ability
To get exactly what they must have.
But there is a difference between a "must" and "want."
- Jim Rohn
Neil Armstrong standing before the American flag during the historic first moon landing in 1969 .
A Problem Statement
Most unmotivated students are physically present in the classroom but mentally absent which often leads them to fail to actively engage themselves in the learning tasks.
Motivation in Education
The most pressing and persistent issue for students and teachers is……
Not low achievement, but student engagement ( Newmann, 1992,p. 2).
The Importance of Motivation
Motivating Students is the key to
keeping the maximum number of
students engaged in learning .
“Teachers have a significant role in guiding and motivating students”
How do Teachers Motivate Students?
Modeling excitement , making lessons realistic, and addressing students' interest are paramount to motivation.
A Teacher is not only the factor of motivating students
A teacher’s influence on motivation to learn also depends on attitudes and traits that individual students carry into the classroom .
There is a point at which the teacher alone cannot overcome the negative effects of hostile behavior and self-defeating attitudes in a student
(Wlodkowski & Jaynes, 1990)
“ Parents appear to be the primary influence
on a child’s motivation to learn”
(Wlodkowski,& Jaynes, 1990)
How do Parents Motivate Students?
Being "educated" does not only refer to the number of years one went to college.
Making time to learn about what a child does during the day.
Sending him or her the positive message that learning is important, and that the parent cares.
Motivation, defined as high motivation and the explanations/statements Total 254 students, Score ≥6, Nilsson and Warrén Stomberg BMC Nursing 2008 Frequencies of statements in data Categories emerged as explanation for high motivation 6 Having a good life situation 11 A good friendship to fellow-students was experienced 11 Achieving a good study result 29 Having a positive attitude to the studies 125 The certificate to be a nurse is attractive – long for working as a nurse, i.e., Students’ Goal 29 A stimulating organization of the program was notice 18 Very engaged teachers 5 The degree of difficulty/demand on studies was experienced as stimulating
“Students who pursue a learning goal are apt to feel self-efficacious for attaining it and be motivated to engage in task-appropriate activities”
Motivation is a critical issue in education.
Both Teachers Parents and have a significant impact on students’ motivation to learn.
Students must set their own goals and establish positive attitudes to the studies to be engaged in learning successfully.
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