ERIC Number: ED456645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Towards a Model of Adaptive Language Learning: A Pilot Study.
Woodrow, Lindy J.
This paper introduces a model of adaptive learning relevant to adult learners of English for academic purposes (EAP) in Australia. Adaptive learning refers to latent variables hypothesized to contribute to optimal performance in the language. The model comprises motivation, self-efficacy, language learning anxiety, language learning strategies, and oral performance. The study applies theorizing from educational psychology concerning achievement goals and self-efficacy to language learning. The paper reports on a pilot study conducted with 249 EAP learners to validate the instrumentation. The instrumentation will be used in a future study that seeks to support the proposed model of adaptive learning. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/KFT)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Adult Education, Cognitive Style, Communication Apprehension, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Psychology, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Science Research, Statistical Analysis, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia