Creating a Profile of Student Motivation in Foreign Language Education

Murat, Demirkan and Aytul, Durmaz and Didar, Yenigun (2012) Creating a Profile of Student Motivation in Foreign Language Education. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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The choice of our subject was guided by our own desire to know how to motivate students in FLE in order to give them a taste of self-effort and success. Based on our interest in student motivation, we wanted to think about the available ways to promote it. In this context, the role of the pedagogical task appeared to us as one of the possible ways to motivate our students, as it seems to allow them to raise their consciousness about their shortcomings, needs and successes. Before the final exam, it seemed interesting to carry out our project “The Creation of Motivational Profile”. This project was taken into account as 40 percent of the final exam score. It turned out that the project contract seemed suitable for almost all of our students. As part of this collective project unanimously chosen, we wanted to have students work on their own motivational profile. This project can be defined as a self-analysis conducted by a student for an authentic purpose. “The motivational profile” may also be referred to as record of learning, presentation record, progress record. Our “educational project” will be organized as follows: firstly, we’ll present the theoretical framework our study is based on, that is to say a framework inspired by the action-oriented approach and its impact on motivation. From these two key concepts “pedagogical task” and "motivation", we’ll try to identify the effects of this action-oriented approach on the motivation of our students. Finally, within the context of the motivational profile project, we are going to look for answers for these questions: What could influence more efficiently the motivation? To what extent could this task affect our students? What impact might this pedagogical contract have on the motivation level of students?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action-oriented approach, motivation, foreign language teaching, motivational profile
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 09:45
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 09:45

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