
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Creating the Basic Motivational Conditions
1 Demonstrate and talk about your own enthusiasm for the course material and how it affects you personally.
2 Take the students learning very seriously.
x
3 Develop a personal relationship with your students.
x
4 Develop a collaborative relationship with the students'parents.
5 Create a pleasant and supportive atmosphere in the classroom.
x
6 Promote the development of group cohesiveness.
7 Formulate the norms explicitly, and have them discussed and accepted by the learners.
x
8 Have the group norms consistently observed.
x
Total Strategies Used in Quadrant 1
5
Percentage of total strategies used in Quadrant 1
63%
Generating Initial Motivation?
9 Promote the learners' language related valuse by presenting peer role models.
10 Raise the learners' intrinsic interest in the L2 learning process
11 Promote 'integrative values by encouraging a positive and openminded disposition towards the L2 and its speakers
12 Promote the students' awareness of the instrumental values associated with the knowledge of an L2
x
13 Increase the students' expectancy of success in particular tasks and learning in general.
x
14 Increase the students' goalorientedness by formulating explicit class goals accepted by them.
x
15 Make the curriculum and the teaching materials relevant to the students.
x
16 Help to create realistic learner beliefs.
x
Total Strategies Used in Quadrant 2
5
Percentage of total strategies used in Quadrant2
62.50%
Maintaining and Protecting Motivation
17 Make learning more stimulating and enjoyable by breaking the monotony of classroom events.
x
18 Make learning stimulating and enjoyable for the learners by increasing the attractiveness of the task.
x
19 Make learning stimulating and enjoyable for the learners by enlisting them as active task participants.
x
20 Present and administer tasks in a motivating way.
x
21 Use goalsetting methods in your classroom.
x
22 Use contracting methods with your students to formalise their goal commitment.
x
23 Provide learners with regular experience of success.
x
24 Build your learners confidence by providing regular encouragement.
x
25 Help dimish language anxiety by removing or reducing the anxietyprovoking elements in the learning environment.
x
26 Build your learners confidence in their learning abilities by teaching them various learner strategies.
x
27 Allow learners to maintain a positive social image while engaged in the learning tasks.
x
28 Increase student motivation by promoting cooperation among the learners.
x
29 Increase student motivation by actively promoting learner autonomy.
x
30 Increase the student' selfmotivating capacity.
x
Total Strategies Used in Quadrant3
14
Percentage of total strategies used in Quadrant 3
100%
Encouraging Positive SelfEvaluation?
31 Promote effort attributions in your students.
x
32 Provide students with positive information feedback.
x
33 Increase learner satisfaction.(celebrate achievements, display work)
34 Offer rewards in a motivational manner.
x
35 Use grades in a motivating manner, reducing as much as possible their demotivating impact.
x
Total Strategies Used in Quadrant 4
4
Percentage of total strategies used in Quadrant 4
80%
Taken from Doernyei, Z. Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom. Cambridge University Press 2001
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