Building a facilitative learning environment : the role of teachers' cognitive and affective supports

by Lam, Ho-yan

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract The present study aimed at examining the roles of cognitive and affective supports from teachers in studentsĀlearning of English. It was hypothesized that the two kinds of support, which satisfied the psychological needs of competence, autonomy and relatedness, helped students internalize their reasons to learn English and in turn enhanced their learning engagement. Motivational profile as found in researches was also re-examined in the present ^\) Chinese sample. The participants were 266 8 graders who completed an 80-item self-reported questionnaire. Correlation and regression analyses supported the \ r supports-reason endorsement-learning engagement relationship. Students would learn English to meet teachersĀexpectation when they perceived teachers as supportive. Implications and directions for further studies were discussed. X X. 1 X J
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:classroom environment


Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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