Motivation and Experience in Foreign Language Learning by Yoshiyuki NakataMotivation and Experience in Foreign Language Learning by Yoshiyuki Nakata

Motivation and Experience in Foreign Language Learning

byYoshiyuki Nakata

Paperback | June 19, 2006

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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.
The Author: Yoshiyuki Nakata is an associate professor of English language education at Hyogo University of Teacher Education. He teaches English at undergraduate level and theory of English language teaching at graduate level. He received his Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin. His research interests include language learning motivati...
Title:Motivation and Experience in Foreign Language LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:5.91 × 8.66 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 2006Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3039105345

ISBN - 13:9783039105342

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Table of Contents

Contents: Conceptualising Motivation – Motivation in Language Learning: Research Review – Focusing on the Learner’s Mental Processes – Motivation in the Classroom: A Social Constructivist Perspective – English Learning Motivation in the Japanese Educational Context – Methodological Issues in Language Learning Motivation Research – A Quantitative Investigation of Motivation – A Qualitative Investigation of Motivation: The Teaching Project and Methodology – A Qualitative Investigation of Motivation: Results.