Situated Motivation: A Framework for how EFL Learners are Motivated in the ClassroomJournal: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies (Vol.02, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
Authors : Nguyen Truong Sa;
Page : 120-129
Keywords : Language Teaching; Situated Motivation; Framework for Motivation; learning beliefs; learning preferences;
In arguing, that defining and categorizing motivation are less practical and applicable to language teaching than examining how learners are motivated in their class, this study investigated sources of motivation of 10 learners studying English as a compulsory subject at IUH University in Vietnam in 2013. The study aimed at answering the two main research questions- a) how are the EFL learners motivated in class? and b) what is the most applicable framework of motivation to classroom language teaching? Classroom Observation and Stimulated Interview were adopted as data collection techniques. Twelve different lessons were video-taped in about 21 hours in total and over 30 hours of interviews were recorded. Content Analysis procedure was used to code motivational sources. The five groups of coded motivational sources included- the teacher, the classmates, the syllabus, classroom activities, and mood or tone of each lesson. It was observed that the learners’ motivation is closely situated in the classroom context, and therefore, Situated Motivation should be adopted as a framework to bridge the gap between motive frameworks and motivational strategies in language teaching, and for teachers to consider while planning and executing their lessons.
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