Complexity In Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation: A Practitioner Perspective From Japan by Richard J. SampsonComplexity In Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation: A Practitioner Perspective From Japan by Richard J. Sampson

Complexity In Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation: A Practitioner Perspective From Japan

byRichard J. Sampson

Paperback | August 31, 2017

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This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of one particular, situated research project. Working from the lived experience of the participants, the study describes how action research methods were used to explore the dynamic conditions operating in a foreign language classroom in Japan. The book draws attention to the highly personalised and individual, yet equally co-formed nature of classroom foreign language learning motivation and to the importance of agency and emotions in language learning. It presents an extended illustration of the applicability of complex systems theory for research design and process in SLA and its narrative approach shines light upon the evolving nature of research and role of the researcher. The study will be a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students interested in classroom language teaching and learning, especially those with a focus on motivation among learners.
Richard J. Sampson is a Lecturer in the University Education Center at Gunma University, Japan. His research interests concern situated exploration of the contextualised nature of the learning and teaching of foreign languages, the interrelations between language-learner self ideas, past, present and future learning experiences, and mo...
Title:Complexity In Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation: A Practitioner Perspective From JapanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.3 × 6.08 × 0.6 inPublished:August 31, 2017Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783098279

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Tables and FiguresAcknowledgements 1. IntroductionPart One: Growth - A Research Narrative2. Groundings from Foreign Language Learning Motivation Research in Japan3. A Move to Socio-Dynamic Motivation4. Research Design5. Action Research NarrativePart Two: Re-viewing6. Revisiting Complex Systems Theory7. Class Group as Open System8. Co-Adaptation between Self and Environment9. Motivational Phase-Shifts and Self-Organisation across the Class Group10. Novel Motivational Emergence in the Class GroupPart Three: Reciprocity11. The Landscape of Classroom Motivation12. Conclusion and Iteration AppendixGlossaryReferencesIndex