Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 797 - 802
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070320
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Students' Lack of Interest: How to Motivate Them?


Yesmambetova Kazina Nagashibaevna *
School-Lyceum № 3, Zhankozha Batyr St, 5, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan

ABSTRACT

Passive learners usually do not have the kind of instrumental motivation and determination for learning English. A sample dictionary definition of passive is "accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance". Passive learners take in new information and knowledge quietly, but they typically do not engage with the information they get. This behavior can negatively impact learning experience. Passive learners find themselves very uncomfortable when they are forced into a self-paced - and active learning. Therefore, English lessons must be fun and rewarding. Teachers should engage the passive learners to group work or other strategies to cultivate students' critical thinking skills. Highly visual aids with interactive lessons that rely less on written text will provide accessible support for such learners to become critical thinkers. Critical thinking includes the component skills of analyzing arguments, making inferences using inductive or deductive reasoning. It involves both cognitive skills and dispositions. Teachers are urged to provide explicit instruction in critical thinking, to teach how to transfer to new contexts, and to use collaborative learning methods and constructivist approaches that place students at the center of the learning process.

KEYWORDS
Passive Learners, Critical Thinkers, Collaborative Learning

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Yesmambetova Kazina Nagashibaevna . "Students' Lack of Interest: How to Motivate Them?." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 797 - 802. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070320.