Cultivating motivation is crucial to a language learner's success - and therefore crucial for the language teacher and researcher to understand. This fully revised edition of a groundbreaking work reflects the dramatic changes the field of motivation research has undergone in recent years, including the impact of language globalisation and various dynamic and relational research methodologies, and offers ways in which this research can be put to practical use in the classroom and in research.
Key new features and material:
A brand new chapter on current socio-dynamic and complex systems perspectives
New approaches to motivating students based on the L2 Motivational Self System
Illustrative summaries of qualitative and mixed methods studies
Samples of new self-related motivation measures
Providing a clear and comprehensive theory-driven account of motivation, Teaching and Researching Motivation examines how theoretical insights can be used in everyday teaching practice, and offers practical tips. The final section provides a range of useful resources, including relevant websites, key reference works and tried and tested example questionnaires. Written in an accessible style and illustrated with concrete examples, itis an invaluable resource for teachers and researchers alike.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this book Dornyei has provided an all-in-one text about motivation. He discusses the theory behind motivation, how to increase motivation in students and teachers, and how to research motivation. It is particularly important to review the literature on motivation because so much of what goes on in the classroom and outside of the classroom depends on the motivation of the students and teachers. In particular, I found the information on grooup dynamics as a factor in motivation to be very useful. By building a sense of community or a sense of belonging, one can also build motivation in others, which leads to a more active and engaged class. This books is particularly for language teachers, but I think all teachers will be able to learn something from this book. Check it out.
It is the perfect book if you are doing research about motivation and/or engagement. I am about to finish my PhD thesis, and it is being really helpful! I wish I though about getting it sooner. Emma
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