However, if we take a look at researches in motivation, it is hard to say what motivation is. This paper begins with the definition of motivation and describes types of motivation. Then, it breaks down into parts which consist of motivation. Finally, it addresses how we can motivate students in language learning.
Any nation that wants to be recognized as a developed country must build its human resources firmly. Hence, a country is said to be technologically developed, if majority of her populace are well educated.
Therefore, those that impart the needed knowledge or those that build and mould character must be motivated adequately because motivation is the key to performance and improvement.
Hence it is believed that a motivated teacher always complete the tasks set for him, even when such tasks or assignments are difficult or seen uninteresting. However the pertinent question that may rise is; what is motivation? So motivation can mean the process of arousing the interest of an individual to take a move towards a certain goal.
Harzbergdefines motivation as all those phenomena which are involved in the stimulation of actions toward particular objectives where previously, there was little or no movement towards these goals.
Waitleydefines motivation as the inner derive which prompts people act in a certain way. Motivation involved a number of psychological factors that start and maintained activities towards the achievement of personal goals. Motivation in education can have several effects on how students learn and their behaviour towards subjects matter Ormord Motivation of teachers and students in teaching and learning process can direct behaviour towards particular goals, leads to increase effort and energy enhance cognitive processing, increase initiation of and persistence in activities, determine what consequences are reinforcing and it can also lead to improved performance.
Orphlims is of the view that motivated teachers always look for better ways to do their teaching job, they are more quality oriented and are more productive. Therefore, it means that motivated teachers are determine, to give their, best to achieve the maximum output qualitative education.
Motivation can be in the form of regular payment of salary, fringe benefit, such as allowance, bonus on the job training, promotion of the teachers, provision of good working environment, maintaining high degree of relationship and improving the teachers general well being.
Hence, any teacher that enjoys the above named items is band to give all his best in discharging of his duty because, he would derive satisfaction of being a teacher.
In educational sector, motivation plays a great role. When teachers are motivated, this will lead to good performance and high productivity to the sustain of the national growth and development and also, the welfare of its citizens at large.
According to Alu, Eya, Odo, Ede and Ugwu education is an ancient enterprise designed to be the vehicle of social change and over development of self, culture and society.
Education is a process designed to help all human beings to grows into persons. Also motivation has an effect on the society in various ways for the development of the nation of the hallmarks of the development and economic prosperity while low performance create problem of underdevelopment.
Since the future of the country lies with the students, so those students need to be well educated, so that they can be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pilot the affairs of this country. Therefore, the impact of motivation and academic performance of the students when properly treated, will lead to good performance and high productivity to the sustenance of the national progress.
The absent of motivation has a negative effect in the standard of education in the country as the students are being deprived of the needed knowledge because the teachers are to motivated to impact the needed knowledge.Strategies for Motivating Students.
Following are some research-based strategies for motivating students to learn. Become a role model for student interest. Deliver your presentations with energy and enthusiasm.
As a display of your motivation, your passion motivates your students. Hugh R. Trappes-Lomax Gibson Ferguson - Language in Language Teacher Education (Language Learning and Language Teaching 4) (). Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site.
This study was designed to determine the main factors that motivate college students to learn from students' perspective. Participants were ( females and 70 males) from Al-Ain University, a private university at the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Motivating Students. This chapter from the book Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis (Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, ) is a great place to start for ideas and tips about increasing student motivation in your classes.
The author presents a handy distillation of research on motivation and uses examples and anecdotes that bring this material to life. to make self-selection of books, attention to characteristics of books, use of student personal interest when selecting classroom texts, access to books, and active involvement of others in reading discussions about specific texts all effect motivation.