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postgraduate thesis: Exploring which motivational strategies best support and enhance language learning in a CMI Hong Kong primary school

TitleExploring which motivational strategies best support and enhance language learning in a CMI Hong Kong primary school
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Advani, P. N.. (2011). Exploring which motivational strategies best support and enhance language learning in a CMI Hong Kong primary school. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4836494
AbstractThis thesis is on motivation. It is an action research case study of my own classroom practices coupled with the study of motivational forces that drive or inhibit students to learn or disengage. As Covington (1998) cited in McDonough (2007:370) offers: “the importance of the beliefs learners hold about themselves, and therefore their level of aspiration and the kinds of strategies they operate or can be taught to adopt, to achieve what they want for themselves”. It incorporates the instrumental planning, teaching and supporting that the teacher’s role in the classroom defines. The time frame, participants and research methods such as interviews and questionnaires are all outlined within. The findings showed that students in my classroom were intrinsically motivated and regarded learning English as important, useful, fun and participated in classroom activities with a sense of enjoyment. The implications of the research study indicates motivational strategies have their place in the classroom. With an increased understanding of these motivational strategies, their implementations and the motivational dynamics that interplay within the classroom, motivational levels can be raised further and with a concerted effort of building relationships between teachers and students, appropriate and relevant contents and contexts, a step towards the bridging of learning and language acquisition of English by students in local CMI schools can be envisioned and realized.
DegreeMaster of Education
SubjectMotivation in education - China - Hong Kong.
English language - Study and teaching (Primary) - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramEducation

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorAdvani, Prakash Nenumal.-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationAdvani, P. N.. (2011). Exploring which motivational strategies best support and enhance language learning in a CMI Hong Kong primary school. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4836494-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is on motivation. It is an action research case study of my own classroom practices coupled with the study of motivational forces that drive or inhibit students to learn or disengage. As Covington (1998) cited in McDonough (2007:370) offers: “the importance of the beliefs learners hold about themselves, and therefore their level of aspiration and the kinds of strategies they operate or can be taught to adopt, to achieve what they want for themselves”. It incorporates the instrumental planning, teaching and supporting that the teacher’s role in the classroom defines. The time frame, participants and research methods such as interviews and questionnaires are all outlined within. The findings showed that students in my classroom were intrinsically motivated and regarded learning English as important, useful, fun and participated in classroom activities with a sense of enjoyment. The implications of the research study indicates motivational strategies have their place in the classroom. With an increased understanding of these motivational strategies, their implementations and the motivational dynamics that interplay within the classroom, motivational levels can be raised further and with a concerted effort of building relationships between teachers and students, appropriate and relevant contents and contexts, a step towards the bridging of learning and language acquisition of English by students in local CMI schools can be envisioned and realized.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48364940-
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in education - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Study and teaching (Primary) - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleExploring which motivational strategies best support and enhance language learning in a CMI Hong Kong primary school-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4836494-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4836494-
dc.date.hkucongregation2011-

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