- An analysis of mathematics teachers` perceptions about motivation
- Shim, Sang Kil ; Lee, Kang Sup ;
- The Mathematical Education, volume 53, issue 4, 2014, Pages 449~462
- DOI : 10.7468/mathedu.2014.53.4.449

Abstract

In this study, mathematics teachers` awareness of the need for motivation and its utilization in the actual classes were analyzed through a survey. As a result, the mathematics teachers answered positive on the need for motivation but the attempts for motivation in actual classes were rather low. In addition, they answered that teacher training for motivation were helpful in actual classes. Among Keller`s ARCS, the strategies mathematics teachers recognized necessary and those used frequently in actual classes often showed generally consistent, and the need for motivation and the degree of utilization got highest score in motivation sector. On the other hand, mathematics teachers need to acknowledge specific utilization strategies of ARCS but showed incompetent in utilizing them in actual classes. Thus, in order to efficiently utilize the strategies for motivation in mathematics classes, mathematics teachers needed practical teacher training, specific instruction methods, researches on practical instructional methods and in-service, and administrative supports for the activations of teacher`s study group and mentor system.