Motivation and Experience in Foreign Language Learning
Until now, there has been relatively little research on the links between motivation and learning experiences within the domain of language learning. This volume attempts to fill that gap.
It explores the developmental processes of intrinsic motivation and of autonomy in foreign language learning and investigates the links between learners' educational experiences and ways in which such learners develop certain types of motivation. The book draws on various sources in educational psychology and philosophy, including Dewey, Vygotsky, Bruner, Deci, Ryan, and Weiner.
The book conceptualises language learning motivation and offers an overview of motivation research, both in educational psychology and in language learning. The author reports on research findings from studies of qualitative or interpretative and quantitative approaches, whose participants were EFL Japanese university students, and offers proposals for helping learners to motivate themselves.
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Why experience and environments are vital
Conceptualising language learning motivation
Gradual move to research in the classroom
Factors relating to individual beliefs
Summary of the research design
Research questions of study 2
A goaldirected learner
Learner K An intrinsically motivated learner
Learner A A reflective learner
Autonomy in learning
Problematical issues In English language education
Overview of language learning motivation research
Methods in language learning motivation research
activities affect anxiety approach argues aspect of motivation attitudes autono autonomous learners behaviour beliefs Chapter classroom closed questionnaire cognitive concept Confucian considered culture Deci discussed Dornyei EFL learners ence enhanced explain extrinsic factor analysis Gardner goal high school human individual influence instrumental motivation integrative motivation interview intrinsic motivation Japa Japan Japanese learners language learning motivation learner autonomy learners of English learning English learning environment learning experience learning process memorising moti motivation research motivation to learn motivational changes motivational development motivational process Nakata open-ended questionnaire oral presentation orientation perceived perspective Pintrich proficiency qualitative quantitative quantitative research relationship responses role second language second language acquisition self-determination self-determination theory self-efficacy self-expression self-regulated learning self-regulation skills social constructivism social constructivist social interaction speaking study English target language task teachers teaching project theory tion tivation TOEFL trinsic university entrance exam Ushioda writing Yashima