Being a Role Model to Motivate Students
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- a role model in education, character building, classroom research, motivational strategies, teaching by giving a model
How can non-English students in a noncredited English program, who are thus usually reluctant, be encouraged to apply the university value of Striving for Excelllence? In this paper the result is shared. This classroom research initially aims at identifying the successful motivational strategy from the students' points of view, and is implemented by making use of open-ended questions and qualitative data analysis. The subject of the research is the Theology students taking the English subject of Integrated Reading in the First Semester of 2013/2014 Academic Year. The finding shows 9 successful motivational strategies, i.e. telling motivational stories, advising, giving inspiring quotes, selecting reading texts with certain topics, giving comprehensive and detailed syllabus, making use of various teaching techniques, adopting certain teaching style, teacher's personality, and being a role model in showing integrity. Surprisingly, the last three strategies are equally as influential as the other 6 motivational strategies in the students' view. This becomes an evident that being a role model is a powerful motivational tool.
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TY - CONF AU - Mega Wati PY - 2017/05 DA - 2017/05 TI - Being a Role Model to Motivate Students BT - Proceedings of the 1st Yogyakarta International Conference on Educational Management/Administration and Pedagogy (YICEMAP 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 124 EP - 127 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/yicemap-17.2017.20 DO - 10.2991/yicemap-17.2017.20 ID - Wati2017/05 ER -