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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Humans <ul><li>Have the Remarkable Ability </li></ul><ul><li>To get exactly what they must have. </li></ul><ul><li>But there is a difference between a &quot;must&quot; and &quot;want.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- Jim Rohn </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Armstrong standing before the American flag during the historic first moon landing in 1969 . </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Problem Statement <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Motivation in Education <ul><li>The most pressing and persistent issue for students and teachers is…… </li></ul><ul><li>Not low achievement, but student engagement ( Newmann, 1992,p. 2). </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Importance of Motivation <ul><li>Motivating Students is the key to </li></ul><ul><li>keeping the maximum number of </li></ul><ul><li>students engaged in learning . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teachers <ul><li>“Teachers have a significant role in guiding and motivating students” </li></ul><ul><li>(Romando, 2010). </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do Teachers Motivate Students? <ul><li>Modeling excitement , making lessons realistic, and addressing students' interest are paramount to motivation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Teacher is not only the factor of motivating students <ul><li>A teacher’s influence on motivation to learn also depends on attitudes and traits that individual students carry into the classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>There is a point at which the teacher alone cannot overcome the negative effects of hostile behavior and self-defeating attitudes in a student </li></ul><ul><li>(Wlodkowski & Jaynes, 1990) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Parents <ul><li>“ Parents appear to be the primary influence </li></ul><ul><li>on a child’s motivation to learn” </li></ul><ul><li>(Wlodkowski,& Jaynes, 1990) </li></ul>
  10. 10. How do Parents Motivate Students? <ul><li>Being &quot;educated&quot; does not only refer to the number of years one went to college.   </li></ul><ul><li>Making time to learn about what a child does during the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Sending him or her the positive message that learning is important, and that the parent cares.   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Goal Theory <ul><li>“Students who pursue a learning goal are apt to feel self-efficacious for attaining it and be motivated to engage in task-appropriate activities” </li></ul><ul><li>(Schunk, 2008) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Motivation is a critical issue in education. </li></ul><ul><li>Both Teachers Parents and have a significant impact on students’ motivation to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must set their own goals and establish positive attitudes to the studies to be engaged in learning successfully. </li></ul>
  14. 14. References/Credit <ul><li>Borenste, S. (2008) BrisBaneTimes. NASA worries about moon ship design: Retrieved August 13, 2008, from </li></ul><ul><li>Ford,D., Alber,S.,& Heward,W.(2006) The Resource for Gifted, Advanced, and Special Needs Learners. Setting Motivational Traps for Underachieving Gifted Learners: Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>McCoach,S (2009) Motivational Magic. Tips for Parents. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Moorman,C.(2010) Bureau of Education Research. Motivating the Unmotivated. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Nilsson, K.,& Stomberg,M.(2008)BMC Nursing. Nursing students motivation toward their studies – a survey study : Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Rohn, J. (2010)MotivationQuate.Com: Retrieved from http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Romando, R.(2010)Ezine@rticles.Student Motivation: Retrieved 2010, from =410699 </li></ul>