Language and Speech Laboratory

Motivation: Making connections between theory and practice

Authors
Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster, Juan Manuel Sierra Plo.

Book
Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: From Theory to Practice

Publisher
John Benjamins

Editor
David Lasagabaster et al.

Pages
177-183.

Year
2014
Abstract
In this chapter the five dimensions of the Directed Motivational Current (Dörnyei et al., 2014) are used as a framework to make connections between different theoretical aspects of motivation and the practical data gathered in language classrooms. Theory and practice, diverse educational contexts and different teaching approaches are brought together with the aim of arriving at a better understanding and a more integrated view of motivation in second foreign language learning.