Technology • Room 201 • 10:00
Angela Jeannette(Chosun University)
Talk / Ups and downs - Tracking student motivation though motivational panels
Learner motivation / creativity • Data collection
Target group: teachers with adult learners. Understanding what motivates and demotivates learners is an important part of teachers’ responsibilities. One way of achieving this is using questionnaires according to “retrospective panel design”, a method developed for investigating patterns and reasons of motivational changes at different points in time among learners. After discussing the basic layout as well as advantages and disadvantages of this method of qualitative data collection, participants will be presented with the result of one such analysis conducted in 2018 with first year German majors over the course of two semesters. Pedagogical implications for teaching a foreign language other than English in Korea will be addressed.
Angela Jeannette is currently an assistant professor in the Department of German at Chosun University, Gwangju. Previous positions include both leadership and teaching responsibilities for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institut in Africa, South East Asia and East Asia. She holds a Magister in Linguistics, English and Scandinavian languages from Kiel University, Germany, and her research interests include the interplay between culture and language, learner and teacher (de)motivation, and praxis-related aspects of language teaching methodology.