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The extensive development of self-determination theory SDT per- spectives in language learning owes much to the work of Kim Noels and her colleagues Noels, a, b,; Noels et ah, As Pintrich and Schunk point out, a focus on schools as the unit of analysis has not been adopted by many psychologists interested in motivation, given their disciplinary focus on individual cognition and behaviour though see the recent collec- tion of studies in Pintrich and Maehr, This claim is under- scored by the fact that two relatively small-scale qualitative studies by Williams and Burden and Ushioda a, have provided a rich source of insights into the causal attributional processes of L2 learners see Concept 3.

Key new features and material: In short, the cognitive-situated period represented a shift in focus rather than a rejection of the important social psychological dimension of language learning, which continues to engage attention today see Concept 3. However, contemporary situative perspectives on motivation challenge researchers to integrate the notions of self and context in a dynamic and holistic way to explore how motivation develops and emerges through the complex interac- tions between self and context.

In other words, context is con- ceptualised as a stable background variable that may influence indi- vidual motivation. The focus in research on the motivational impact of teachers has traditionally been on trying to distil the unique characteristics or traits that distin- guish successful practitioners from unsuccessful ones. IDs have been well established in SFA research as a relatively straightforward concept: Finally, the concept wove together our mutual interests in social psychology, social work, and clin- ical psychology.

The Teaching Method of Creative Education. According to Bandurathe environment does not act directly on human behaviour, since people are proactive, self-reflective and self-regulatory agents who have the capacity to make choices and action plans, give shape to appropriate courses of action, and to motivate and regulate their execution.

Questions the books in this innovative Series ask are those familiar to all teachers and researchers, whether very experienced, or new to the fields of Applied Linguistics. Researching situated motivation implies locating goals and engagement in the dynamic activities of social systems or communities of learners, where individuals mutually influence each other and where the construc- tion of motivational meanings reflects individuals’ motivational beliefs, prior experiences and subjective appraisals of the affordances and con- straints of the current situation.

At the same time, the cognitive-situated period saw developments in relation to particular theoretical perspectives e.

Following Lantolf and PavlenkoUshioda argues that where L2 motivation is concerned we need to understand second lan- guage learners as real people who are necessarily located in particular cultural and historical contexts, and whose motivation and identities shape and are shaped by these contexts. We have already mentioned briefly in the previous chapters in Sections 2. The core of the problem is that if we take a situated and process-oriented perspec- tive of SLA, we cannot fail to realise that the various learner attributes display a considerable amount of variation from time to time and from situation to situation – in the way as we have argued in previous chap- ters motivation also does.


Salili et ah, ; Mclnerney, Resources and further information. Conversely, it is unlikely that effort will be invested in a task if either factor is missing, that is, if the individual is convinced that he or she cannot succeed no matter how hard he or she tries, or odrnyei the task does not lead to valued outcomes. There are three particularly important areas where goals may differ: Realistically, it is highly unlikely that everybody can be motivated to learn anything.

The most influential paradigm in this vein is social identity theory. We will then discuss the nature and scope of motivational strategies available to reaching. This the- ory opened up a whole new avenue for promoting student motivation snd means of increasing the elaborateness and vividness of self-relevant imagery in the learners, thereby creating in them an attractive vision of their ideal language self.

However, motivating learners entails far more than this. Strong identification exists with many other social categories, each of which provides adequate group identities and a satisfactory intragroup status i. Among these, ability and effort have been identified as the most domi- nant perceived causes in western culture.

Viewed critically therefore, linear models provide only a selective partial account of motivation and do not do justice to its complex reality. Among the first to highlight this simple but important conceptual distinction doornyei relation to L2 motivation were Williams and Motlvation Teaching and Researching Motivation. As Ushioda explains, while sociocultural theory is essentially a theory of learning, it has recently begun to inform approaches to understanding motivation as a socially teacging and culturally situated phenomenon.

We will revisit the concept of interest in Section 4.

The following discussion of motivational strategies is intended to demonstrate the variety of differ- ent ways by which motivated learning behaviour can be promoted, with particular reference to the L2 learning context. As Hickey and Granade point out, this sense of the term is rather different from their concern with how theories of human cognition and learning deriving from Researchinng sociocultural theory may illuminate current situative perspectives on motivation.

Moreover, when we talk about sustained long-term activities such as learning a foreign language, motivation does not remain constant during the course of months, years or even during a single lesson. Yes, the notion of integrativeness is untenable for second-language learners in world Englishes contexts.

Their use is more congruent with definitions common outside social psy- chology, specifically in education. In such situations students may actually stand to gain by not trying, that is, by deliberately withholding effort or engaging in self-handicapping or defensive strategies Rhodewalt and Vohs,because this would allow failure to be attributed to lack of effort rather than to low ability for similar L2- related phenomena, see Breen et ah, We will return to this perspective in Section 2.


It seems morivation be the single most important classification principle in the field of psychology, judging from subdivisions in textbooks and professional rexearching, from journal titles, and from perceived affili- ations. It also aims to investigate what variables might influence their self-regulation of Japanese and English respectively.

Three anv of classroom struc- ture usually identified are: Among the first teadhing focus on task-related motivation in the L2 held was Kyosti Julkunen, who doenyei a series of studies in Finland reported in Julkunen, Proponents of such dynamic approaches see e.

In later chapters especially in Sections 4. The books in the Series provide the reader with clear, up-to-date, accessible and authoritative accounts of their chosen field within Applied Linguistics.

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We make this point because so often, from a teacher’s point of view, motiv- ation is seen as simply sparking an initial interest, for example, presenting an interesting language activity.

The main themes in this vein include the motivational influence of teachers, peer groups and the whole school ethos on the one hand, and on the other the impact of parents and family as well as the broader society and culture.

This is true despite the fact that the distinction may sometimes get overshadowed by a dominant ideology – as during the heyday of behav- iorism, or in periods of cognitive imperialism. This means that within this broad framework, motivation is seen as not only interrelated to a dynamically changing social environ- ment external to the learner motivarion also to learner-internal cognitive and affective attributes.

Teaching And Researching Motivation

It focuses attention instead on the evolving network or dynamic system of relations among relevant features, phenomena and processes – rela- tions which are complex, unpredictable, non-linear and always unique, xnd every person and context are unique. It should be noted that research in these areas has continued to evolve and develop to the pres- ent day, responding to the changing theoretical perspectives now shaping L2 motivation.

The cognitive ecosystem in turn is researfhing to the degree of exposure to language, maturity, level of education, and so on, which in turn is related to the SOCIAL ECOSYSTEM, consisting of the environment with which the individual interacts Each of these internal and external sub- systems is similar in that they have the properties of motivatioj dynamic system.