Motivation in EFL classes: Who does it depend on?

                                                                 illustrated by Claudio Zepp

As Zoltan Dörnyei says, “The term `motivation´ presents a real mystery.” Teachers need motivated learners. Learners need teachers who motivate them through motivating classes and resources. But what is motivation? Who does it depend on? What does it depend on? In this workshop Mady Casco introduces the topic by making references to authors such as Alan Mc Lean, Bandura Dörnyei and Juan Blake. Furthermore, she illustrates McClean´s theory of the three “A´s” in motivation by showing a video excerpt of a real teacher who succeeded in motivating his learners.

Length: 90 minutes

  at E-teaching PPD talking about Motivation (2011)