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The Role of Pupils’ Selves in Relation to Motivation: - A Literature Review on Upper Elementary StudentsLearning English as a Foreign Language
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the globalized world, the English language has an important role. It expands and finds its

way into curriculums as far away as in Asia. However, in Sweden English has been a part of

the curriculum for over a half-century and most Swedes are able to understand and make

themselves understood in English to a certain extent. Nevertheless, in the wake of globalization

its importance has grown, and as a core subject in school and as a spread commercial language,

mastering the English language has become a significant skill. Learning a foreign language is

a delicate task that requires volition and a great deal of patience. In order to succeed, the learner

must be motivated. Motivation is a powerful phenomenon, relevant within all learning, but not

least when it concerns areas as demanding and challenging as language learning. This smallscale

study investigates views in recent research of the role of

pupils’ selves in relation to their

motivation and what factors are considered to stimulate pupils’ selves.

Asian studies dominate

the reviewed material but also Swedish studies are represented. The findings of this study

indicate

that pupils’ selves are related to motivation. What stimulates pupils’ selves seems to

match all activities and methods that strengthen autonomy, competence and relatedness. These

findings support a motivational conscious teaching, where motivation is acknowledged as a

vital element in learning in general and specifically in language learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
motivation, upper elementary school, English (second language), oral interaction, oral communication, language learning
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25583DiVA: diva2:1123517
Available from: 2017-07-13 Created: 2017-07-13

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