du.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
"She was a Bitch": A Socio-Educational Perspective on Motivation for Learning English.
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract This degree project focuses motivation for learning English among a group of Swedish upper secondary school students. By employing a socio-educational perspective, some vital factors behind a strong motivation for learning English in school are investigated through individual interviews. Components in the past, heralding either a high level of motivation for English or a low such, are primarily focused. Moreover, essential socio-educational factors behind managing to achieve grades in English despite a low level of motivation and various impediments, such as severe socio-psychological adversities, are looked into. While motivation for English is emphasized as a critical factor, in accordance with socio-educational motivation theory, the study also stresses the importance of a positive first encounter with the English language, a satisfying English teacher-student relationship, and a sense of success in the English classroom. But above all, the study stresses a need for early tests among young students for reading disabilities, which according to this study often go undetected and thus severely impede any kind of second language learning and motivation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
socio-educational, learning, motivation, english, teacher-student relationship, pedagogy, teaching methods, special educational provision, Individual Programme, learning impediments, grades
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3248OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3248DiVA: diva2:518406
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
Supervisors
Available from: 2008-04-24 Created: 2008-04-24 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(374 kB)907 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 374 kBChecksum SHA-512
ef1189f91e2a17c4ec515f7d48d9401a4f340d502047eee90c1106277ad5305c7ef87b8e16c98cb653b954308a8d4ffb3dacd031ce595ad4bf7a917abbdf8133
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
English

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 907 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 1176 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf