A STUDY ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MOTIVATIONAL CLASSROOM STRATEGIES AS CONCEIVED BY SCIENCE TEACHERS AT SECONDARY LEVEL
The present study was conducted to investigate teachers’ use of classroom motivational strategies during their teaching to secondary school science classes. Motivational strategies are always helpful for the teachers in the classroom to achieve their goals. The main objective of the study was to determine the motivational classroom strategies used by secondary school science teachers during their science lessons. The study was limited to collect data from secondary school science teachers who were teaching to grade 9th and 10th science students. The study was descriptive and a questionnaire comprising 25 closed ended statements was developed on 5 point Likert type scale to collect the data from 256 secondary school science teachers teaching science subjects in secondary schools of two districts of Multan division; Multan and district Vehari. The results of present study showed that teacher motivation is related to teachers’ use of motivating strategies, which in turn are related to student motivation. It was also noticed that English medium school teachers use these strategies more frequently as compared to Urdu medium schools teachers. Gender wise analysis also revealed that male teachers are more frequent and enthusiastic to use motivational strategies in their science classroom as compared to female science teachers.
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