2005 Volume 7 Pages 163-176
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of motivational strategy for Japanese high school students. The increasing number of researches has been conducted to propose motivational strategies, though the effect of them has not been examined yet. Based on Deci and Ryan's Self-determination theory, Group Presentation Activity was proposed as a motivational strategy to facilitate intrinsic motivation. After the preliminary survey, the experiment was conducted in a high school classroom for 20 days. The participants were 40 highs school students in Hiroshima prefecture. The results showed that 1) Group Presentation Activity was effective in facilitating intrinsic motivation or identified regulation in spite of learners' individual differences in motivation, 2) Group Presentation Activity was the most effective toward 'low English language learning motivation' group. The educational implication was discussed based on these results for the teachers who have trouble in motivating their students.