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Open Journal of Modern LinguisticsVol. This fully revised edition of a groundbreaking work reflects the dramatic changes the field of motivation research has undergone in recent years, including the impact of language globalisation and various dynamic and relational research methodologies, and offers ways in which this research can be put to practical use in the classroom and in research.

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Satisfaction concerns the outcome of an activity, referring to the com- bination of extrinsic rewards such as praise or good marks and to intrinsic rewards such as enjoyment and pride. Proponents of such dynamic approaches see e. Her publications include “Learner Autonomy 5: This view was voiced independently by a number of scholars at the turn of the decade e. The role of orientations is to help arouse motivation and direct it towards a set of goals.

Teaching And Researching Motivation

In this chapter we will begin by considering the extent to which theoretical and research insights can lead to practical recommendations for motivating students in the lan- guage classroom and, by extension, beyond the classroom as students engage in various forms of independent learning. I agree that these motivational states should be developed in the classroom when it is feasible to do so.

As Ryan summarises, this resurgence seems to have come about through a number of parallel developments in the field of psychology: It is in this latter, more specific sense that we also apply the term here. What teqching the key researchable topics that practitioners can under- take?

The final section provides a range of useful resources, including relevant websites, key reference works and tried and tested example questionnaires. Brooks-Gunn et ah, These included the positive attribution patterns summarised earlier see Concept 3. Within the last decade or so, researchiny fact, attention has been turning once again to the role of context.


Perhaps a helpful analogy to draw here is with the well-known Indian fable of the blind men encountering an elephant, each touching a different part of the animal tusk, tail, ear, trunk, belly and ending up with a very different mental representation of the animal. For some language learners the initial motivation to learn a language does not come from internally or externally generated self images but rather from success- ful engagement with the actual language learning process, for example because they discover that they are good at it.

Publisher’s Acknowledgements We are grateful to the following for permission to reproduce copyright material: However, motives interpreted as attractors do not necessarily have a linear relationship with ongoing action. Among the first to highlight this simple but important conceptual distinction in relation to L2 motivation were Williams and Burden IDs have been well established in SFA research as a relatively straightforward concept: Attribution theory, based on the work of Bernard Weiner e.

Consequently, traditional concepts of L2 motiv- ation such as integrativeness and attitudes to target language speakers and their culture begin to lose meaning, as there is no clear target ref- erence group and English is seen simply as a basic educational skill much like literacy, numeracy or computer skills not tied to a particu- lar culture or community. However, it is important to emphasise the dynamic nature of the interaction between motivational self-regulation and environment.

Yes, the notion of integrativeness is untenable for second-language learners in world Englishes contexts.

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In other words, linear ap- proaches to motivation cannot do full justice to the unique individual- ity, agency, intentionality and reflexive capacities of human beings as they engage in the process of language learning. Students take cues from their teachers about how to respond to school activities.

Elliot and Dweck b: Expectancy of success From an educational point of view, the key cognitive-mediational pro- cesses theorised to determine expectancy of success include: Oyserman and Janies, ; Oyserman et al. Brown, ; Julkunen, ; Skehan,and led to the publication in of a seminal article by Crookes and Schmidt critiquing motivahion social psychological tradition and calling for the motivation research agenda to be reopened.

In other words, each of the three levels of motivation exerts its influence independently of the others and has sufficient power to nullify the effects of the motives associated with the other two levels.

Equilibrium in this sense means a smooth, ongoing adaptation to con- textual changes Larsen-Freeman and Cameron, a. The potential for interest is in the person but the content and the environment define the direction of interest and con- tribute to its development.


Among the first to focus on task-related motivation in the L2 held was Kyosti Julkunen, who published a series of studies in Finland reported in Julkunen, However, the amount of research devoted to the question of motivating learners remains rather meagre relative to the total amount of research on L2 motivation, with just a few studies appearing in recent years e.

Flow do we conceptualise motivation within this paradigm?

This raises the question as to whether interest is a characteristic of the person i. We shall examine current developments in this area in Chapters 2 and 4.

They developed a compre- hensive model of task values, defining them in terms of four compon- ents see also Brophy,for an education-specific discussion: Each of the authors of books in the Series is an acknowledged authority, able to bring broad knowledge and experience to engage teachers and researchers in following up their own ideas, working resfarching them to build further on their own experience.

It also aims to investigate what variables might influence their self-regulation of Japanese and English respectively. Instead of viewing cognition or motivation as located solely within the individual mind, researchign phenomena are coming to be viewed as dynam- ically constructed in discursive interactions between people situated in particular sociocultural contexts.

These might relate to other academic studies as well as various personal and social goals. In order to protect Roman democracy from military coups, a specific law forbade a general to lead an army out of the province to which he was assigned.

Remarkably, however, relatively little research has addressed the process motivayion motivational development over time, either at the micro-level of moment-by-moment experience or the macro-level of long-term experience or life history. Moreover, in these studies the Ideal L2 Self was consistently found to explain the criterion measures better than Integrativeness typically explaining more rdsearching 40 per cent of the variance, which is an excep- teacjing high figure in motivation studies.