The practical strategies suggested in this book are supported by current research into effective teaching and learning, and the author shows you how inclusion friendly teaching could look in your classroom. The book is aimed at the teacher who wishes to respond to the diversity of learning needs of children that are placed within their mainstream classroom, without teaching each child differently. The advice given for teaching all learners aged 7 to 14 will help you ensure that you are providing so well for all your learners that only a very few will need substantially different support.Structured around the three areas of memory, motivation, and communication which are the keys to addressing inclusion friendly teaching, the book covers the memory-friendly classroom, the motivation-friendly classroom, and the communication-friendly classroom.Ideal for all classroom teachers working with children aged 7 to 14, and with plenty of supporting material available to download from the SAGE website which works in tandem with each chapter of the book, this toolkit will make inclusive teaching a reality.
Chapter 3: The Motivation Friendly Classroom
The Motivation Friendly Classroom
What Psychology Says
Current theoretical models of motivation place emphasis on the needs, beliefs, experiences and interpretations of the learner in his social context as being central to any explanation of how s/he might be motivated towards particular goals.
Three Types of Learners
Interest, goals and motivation are all linked together and create a complex system of beliefs in each learner. These complex systems might be simplified as follows into three different example learners; the ideal learner, the improving learner and the reluctant learner.
- The ideal learner is one who comes to a subject with existing interest in an area or subject. This ...