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Pages: 788-799
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain

MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO LEARN IN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS

K. Hamdan, A. Hamdan, E. Al Haj Ali

United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
Motivation plays a major role in the success and performance of students. Motivation is a process of a series of behaviors that the teacher and the learner go through in order to make teaching and learning in the classroom as positive as possible. It is a difficult thing for teachers to raise students' motivational levels. Often, teachers find it hard to drive students to achieve, participate more or act in a different way. Student’s personalities and characteristics play a significant role in the motivation process and in the motivational behaviors used. Different methods are used by expert teachers to help students learn, succeed and perform better. These factors impact on the motivation process of learning tasks, sharing successes, classroom involvement, cooperative learning, group rewards, instructional setting and teaching behaviors.

In this paper, the authors will talk about the effect of teachers’ styles and behaviors on students' motivation and learning in terms of students’ characteristics, collaboration and team work, communication, and motivation dimensions. This research discusses the results of a survey conducted to collect data from the foundation program UGRU students over a period of two semesters. The sample included 172 students enrolled in non-credit courses at UGRU. The questionnaire investigates the different motivational aspects that affect students and their classroom learning in a non-credit academic environment, and explores the conditions that tend to increase or reduce students’ enthusiasm. The researchers investigate the different forms of motivation and what they mean to a teacher. The researchers will also look at some individual differences affecting the motivation process. Finally, we will discuss the different methods that a teacher can draw upon and use to help in the process of motivating students.
@InProceedings{HAMDAN2010MOT,
author = {Hamdan, K. and Hamdan, A. and Al Haj Ali, E.},
title = {MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO LEARN IN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS},
series = {3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-2439-9},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {15-17 November, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {788-799}}
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SN - 978-84-614-2439-9/2340-1095
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K. Hamdan, A. Hamdan, E. Al Haj Ali (2010) MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO LEARN IN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 788-799.
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