Motivational Processes and Practices in Accelerated Ab Initio Language Learning. Ulrike Bavendiek. Content. Ab initio language learning at Liverpool Accelerated language learning Motivation in accelerated language learning specific characteristics of the ab initio learning situation
-(initial vs. sustaining motivation)
- personal traits, characteristics and skills
- situational stimuli
[I]t is difficult to pin down just how situations are important, in part because of the common but unilluminating practice of assigning “the situation” responsibility for all the behavioral variance not accounted for by a particular personal trait, without specifying what aspects of the situation are psychologically essential. There is a good deal of confusion concerning how situations should be conceptualized.
Funder 2006:27 (in Dörnyei 2009:237)
-nine students sorted the statements, from +5 (most strongly agree) to -5 (most strongly disagree)
Items were sorted according to a normal distribution pattern
(fewer items for the more extreme positions).
Dörnyei, Z. (2009) ‘Individual Differences: Interplay of learner characteristics and learning environment’ Language Learning, 59 (SUPP 1), 230-248.
Funder, D.C. (2006) ‘Towards a Resolution of the Personality Triad: Persons, situations, and behaviours’ Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 21-34.
Bavendiek, U. (2011)Motivational Processes and Practices in Accelerated Ab-initio Language Learning
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