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Motivation - the driving force for our actions  :   A study of the importance of learning experiences, learner beliefs, self-determination and personal goals for motivation and attitudes in English language learning
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The pedagogical debates within language learning and language teaching have emphasized motivation as one of the key factors. Conversely, the broadness of motivation and its complexity has been acknowledged as a challenging concept which is difficult to grasp. This study aims at examining motivation as a concept determined by different internal and external factors which also shape individuals’ attitudes towards language learning. With the aim of understanding the existence of motivation and attitudes in a variety of contexts, individuals’ level of language knowledge is the point of departure in this study. Motivation and attitudes in language learning are examined in the light of individuals’ learning experiences, personal beliefs, self-determination and personal goals. 

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2010.
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Key words: motivation, motivational elements, level of language knowledge
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8232Archive number: HEE:C11:5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-8232DiVA, id: diva2:385620
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-02-03 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2011-03-30Bibliographically approved

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