The previous MMSEL class was interesting, because I learned about what makes students motivated in learning. In fact, there are 3 things that influence students’ motivation in learning. They are teachers’ characteristics, learners’ self-regulation, and classroom environment. I was interested in teachers’ characteristics and classroom environment. When I was doing group discussion, I heard from my friends about what makes them motivated, from teacher side and self-regulation side. My friend told me that teacher with good and valuable advices will motivate him. Another friend told me about his interest that makes him motivated to learn, which is about ICT. He knew that he is good in ICT and will strive to study about it deeper. It was interesting knowing my friends’ experience.
after the group discussion, Ms. Lydia asked us to share what we have got in the discussion. Directly, I raised my hand and shared my thought about what classroom condition that motivated me so much. In my thought, a secure class is the best place for me to learn. All class members respected to each other and the students were responsible with their task as learners. I also agree with my friend’s comment that clean and neat class can also motivate students to learn. From that sharing session, I also heard about my friends’ perspective of motivating teachers’ characters.
After sharing session, Ms. Lydia asked us to work in group of 3 and we had to find any resources about classroom condition, teachers’ characteristics and learners’ self regulation that related to mastery focus and performance focus. My group got classroom condition. I read an article from internet and I learned that mastery focused in focusing on students’ understanding about the concept and performance focused is focusing on final result and comparing ability with others. After getting the information, we had to write our group discussion on flipchart and then we did two stay two stray. I learned a lot of things from my friends explanation. That was exciting class.
Faqih Al Adyan