Year: 2021 | Month: June | Volume 11 | Issue 1

The Role of Teachers in Motivating Students to Learn

Pushpraj Singh Mata Prasad Singh


Many factors motivate students’ to learn. These factors may be intrinsic or extrinsic. The literature on learning and motivation reveals the ways that teachers can increase students’ motivation to learn. While students may have an innate desire to learn, the external support provided by the teacher has a significant impact on students’ learning. The teacher’s role in motivation includes, but is not limited to, creating an environment conducive to learning. The teacher’s role in encouraging support of students’ autonomy, relevance, and relatedness of the material increases motivation to learn. Additionally, the teacher’s ability to develop students’ competence, interest in subject taught, and perception of self-efficacy are all important factors that influence students’ motivation to learn.

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