Strategies Employed by Teachers to Motivate Students in Kinondoni Municipality

Kirondo, Yahya Abdulrahman (2014) Strategies Employed by Teachers to Motivate Students in Kinondoni Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Motivation in educational institutions is among the things to be taken in to consideration so as to achieve the goals and objectives of education in any country. This study examined the perception of teachers on motivation in learning. It addresses the strategies that teachers use to create, maintain and protect motivation. The study focused on the factors that affect motivation in classroom settings. Mixed methods were used to observe 100 teachers in four secondary schools at Kinondoni Municipal council. It was found that, majority of teachers viewed motivation as of paramount importance for students’ performance. The study also found that teachers use various strategies to create, maintain and protect motivation in classroom settings. Among these strategies includes providing room for open exchange of ideas, accepting mistakes as normal part of learning, and creating encouraging and supporting environment for students to learn and grow. The study also found several factors that affect motivation in the classroom. These included mastery of subject matter on the part of the teacher which constrained the classroom discussion and constructive feedback. Other factors included large number of students in one classroom, which impeded quality discussion forcing teachers to resort to lecture method. Lack of teaching aid was also found to be a factor affecting motivation in classroom. The study suggested that teachers should be supported academically to acquire adequate mastery of subject matter and classroom management to help them teach and use appropriate teaching methodologies and classroom management techniques. The Study recommends also that Ministry of Education and Vocational Training should see to it that the number of students in the classroom is manageable to allow effective teaching and raise students learning.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:32
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/553

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