教育研究學報



Spurring without a Spur — Motivating L2 Learners through Token Economy

1997.第12卷第1期(Vol. 12 No. 1).pp. 21–29
 

Spurring without a Spur — Motivating L2 Learners through Token Economy

Mee-Ling LAI(黎美玲)

Abstract

With the belief that learning motivation relates closely to students' day-to-day experience in the classrooms, an English Improvement Award Scheme was specially designed and tried out in a Hong kong secondary school. The aim of the Scheme was to stimulate higher learning motivation and better performance in the English subject through the provision of instant reinforcement. This token system rewarded improvement in dictation, composition, test and class participation. The performance of students at junior secondary levels was monitored for four months. With analyzed statistics on the token scores and questionnaires answered by a sample of 119 students and 12 teachers, this study aimed at evaluating the effects which the Scheme had brought in English learning and how well-received it was for both students and teachers.

摘要

為了提高學生對學習英語的興趣,鼓勵他們積極爭取好成績,香港一所中學推行了一項全校性的英文進步獎勵計劃,就學生在英文默書、作文、測驗和課堂參予幾方面的優良表現及進步,加以獎勵。此項研究通過對學生和老師的問卷調查和抽樣訪問,旨在檢討此計劃在推行首季內之成效。