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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
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Motivating students through autonomy-support practices


​Students are sometimes proactive and motivated with class activities, but at other times, they are only reactive and passive. In this workshop, we will see how classroom motivation depends, in part, on the quality of teacher–student interactions.

According to Self­determination Theory (SDT), students have a natural tendency to be curious and to learn.  This tendency can be supported or frustrated in the classroom. When teachers find ways to nurture this inner resource, they are relating to their students in an autonomy­supportive motivating style. Research has proven that teacher autonomy­support produces high levels of motivation​.

We will discuss the concept of autonomy support and present different strategies to help participants become more autonomy supportive. Participants will be asked to discuss and work with some of these strategies in order to better understand what they can SAY and DO in the classroom to enhance or maintain student motivation.​


Memorias del seminario
Fecha: 22 de enero, ​2016
Lugar: Bloque 15, 2do piso. Laboratorio para la innovación y el aprendizaje, Proyecto 50​​

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Biografía Ana Muñoz - Marta Ramirez

Ana Muñoz

Ana Muñoz is the Coordinator of the Research Unit at the Language Center, Universidad EAFIT. She holds a Master's degree in TESOL from Eastern  Michigan University, USA. Her current research uses Self-­Determination Theory to examine the nature and functional significance of motivation in  second language learning​.​​

Marta Ramirez ​

Marta Ramirez has an M.A. in Psychology from New School University, NY. She has wide experience as student counselor and psychoanalyst. Marta is a member of the research team at Idiomas EAFIT and her current research focuses on language learning motivation​.​​



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