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Research on language learning motivation in school settings in System


Zhang, F and Wang, J and Hennebry-Leung, M, Research on language learning motivation in school settings in System, System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 107 Article 102817. ISSN 0346-251X (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.system.2022.102817


This review of System's scholarship on school-based language learning motivation focuses on 12 papers on learners and teachers in secondary school settings. Of 190 studies on motivation published in the Journal from 1990 to 2021, 24 have had a focus on secondary school contexts. The 12 focus studies are drawn from these. The review highlights theoretical and methodological shifts that have characterized the field of language learning motivation and considers the extent to which these are manifested in the Journal's scholarship, specifically pointing to a growing concern for approaches that account for the complex, dynamic, and situated nature of motivation. Studies on language learning motivation in school settings have addressed a range of aspects including motivational change, the interplay between instructional approaches and motivation, the role of sociocultural context in shaping and directing learner motivation, teacher cognition on motivation, and teachers' motivation for language teaching. While acknowledging the extensive body of literature on language learning motivation among adult learners, the review concludes with suggestions for ways in which the still rather limited knowledge about school-based motivation could be extended and enriched.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:motivation, LOTE, school settings
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Secondary education
UTAS Author:Hennebry-Leung, M (Dr Mairin Hennebry-Leung)
ID Code:155473
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2023-02-21
Last Modified:2023-02-21

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