The present study is aimed to investigate the motivations of students using instructional aids in secondary schools in Jordan. It tries to show that to what extent they are used and what are the obstacles that hinder using them and motivations of ’students toward it. The study has been conducted on a random class specimen consisting of (205) students schools in Ghour Alsafi-jordan. To collect data and information necessary to achieve the objectives of the study and answer its questions, the researcher has prepared a two-part questionnaire. The first part deals with the problems using instructional aids and the second part is motivations of ’students toward it. After having investigated the psycho-metric features that must be available for the tool of the study. The tool has been administrated and the data has been statistically and descriptively treated. The researcher arrives at the following salient results: (a) there are statistically significant attributed to the gender variable among them in relation with their estimates to the problems associated with the use of instructional aides in classroom variable to male, (b) There are statistically significant attributed to the gender variable among them in relation with their estimates to investigate the students’ motivation towards the use of instructional aides on teaching learning process variable to female.
The researcher recommends the following: 1- Holding training courses for science teachers during their duty to learn how to use and produce educational aids by making use of the local environment sources and to enlighten them about the importance of educational aids in improving the educational process. 2-(a)-Employ technological achievements of science to raise the curiosity and suspense learner, as his assistant on learning structured, or interact with instructional aides, they contribute a lot in methods to increase motivation to learn, and (b) - to emphasize the link for the subject matter to other subjects in teaching.
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Atef Yousef Makeed, Salma Kuraishy . Motivation among Students Using Instructional Aids in Secondary Schools: A Study of Jordan. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(3): July-September, 2012, 316-322