Motivation does not influence teaching quality
Xin Zhang, PhD at ICLON, researched the relationship between teachers’ learning motivation and the quality of their teaching. Defence on 6 July.
In the context of Chinese education, Zhang researched what influence the motivation to learn of teachers has on the quality of their teaching. He used questionnaires and classroom observation to evaluate their motivation and teaching.
The findings indicate that there is no relationship between teachers' learning motivation and their teaching quality. Tteachers' sense of self-efficacy however does influence teachers' teaching quality.