Libyan teachers' beliefs on the importance of using motivational strategies in otivating primary school's learners

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Azitoni, Remal. 2021. "Libyan teachers' beliefs on the importance of using motivational strategies in otivating primary school's learners." Alford Council of International English & Literature Journal (ACIELJ). 4 (2), pp. 8-23. https://doi.org/10.37854/ACIELJ.2021.4202
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Libyan teachers' beliefs on the importance of using motivational strategies in otivating primary school's learners

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AuthorAzitoni, Remal
Journal TitleAlford Council of International English & Literature Journal (ACIELJ)
Journal Citation4 (2), pp. 8-23
Number of Pages16
Year2021
Place of PublicationIndia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.37854/ACIELJ.2021.4202
Web Address (URL)https://www.acielj.com/v4i2.html
Abstract

The paper investigates English Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ beliefs about the importance of using motivational strategies with formative learners (aged 11-12) of English in Libyan public schools.The study employs a large scale empirical survey to collect the data. Seventy six EFL teachers rank a list of 48 motivational strategies on a Likert scale (1-6) from‘not important’ (1) to ‘very important’ (6). The quantitative results reveal that EFL teachers believed motivational strategies were highly relevant in motivating learners in the early stages of learning English as a foreign language. The four most important motivational clusters encompass ‘proper’ teacher behaviour, encouraging learners’ self-confidence, recognizing students’ efforts and creating a productive and relaxed classroom climate. Less importance areattached to strategies related to increasing learners’ goal-orientedness, familiarising learners with second language (L2) values, promoting learners’ autonomy, and promoting group cohesiveness and group norms.

KeywordsEnglish as a foreign language, motivational teaching strategies, EFL teachers in Libyan schools, formative learners in primary schools
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390304. Primary education
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390108. LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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