Are French Teachers Passionate About Their Profession?
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- passion, motivation, French teaching as a foreign language
This study discusses the passion exhibited by instructors teaching French as a foreign language in high schools in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek). In the domain of psychology, passion is deemed to be the pivotal factor for successful classroom learning. Passion is closely correlated with motivation and the two attributes influence each other. However, the learning of French is not accorded due importance in the school curriculum and students are not adequately motivated to learn the language. The quality of French learning in schools is thus often below par. This study aims to identify the number of French teachers throughout the Jabodetabek area who display passion in their teaching practices and to describe their classroom pedagogies. It further intends to elucidate the factors that influence the passion and motivation of French instructors in high schools. This combined-method research initiative obtained data from 37 French teachers through questionnaires, self-reflection sheets, and semi-structured interviews. The collected data were subsequently processed using descriptive quantitative analysis and an independent samples t-test. The results did not identify the attribute of passion in any of the examined French teachers. However, three of the instructors came close to displaying all the qualities of teachers who are passionate about their profession. Unfortunately, these three instructors could not demonstrate learning effectiveness in their classrooms. Therefore, the investigation leads to the conclusion that there is a dire need for French teachers who are passionate about their work. The outcomes of this study also indicate several factors that influence the passion for teaching. Educational institutions must inculcate, develop, maintain, and integrate the characteristic of passion for the profession into the teacher education curriculum.
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TY - CONF AU - Salman Al Farisi AU - Sisilia Setiawati Halimi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - Are French Teachers Passionate About Their Profession? BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts (INUSHARTS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 28 EP - 33 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200729.006 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.006 ID - Farisi2020 ER -