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ERIC Number: ED512170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-20
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
A First Approach to the Analysis of Student Motivation in the Trial Version of the Computer Based University Entrance Examination
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Bakieva, Margarita
Online Submission, Paper presented at the CALL conference (14th, Antwerp, Belgium, Aug 18-20, 2010)
This paper investigates whether students would be reluctant to do the oral tasks of the Computer Based University Entrance Examination (P.A.U.) in Spain. So far in the Spanish history of education never a foreign language high stakes task has been included in any of the versions of the P.A.U. 60 students took the oral task of the P.A.U. which consisted in speaking freely for two minutes as a response to an audiovisual prompt. Students not only responded adequately to the question but also stated that they were more motivated to speak in front of a computer than in a human-to-human interaction. Possible explanations are also provided in the paper. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.) [This paper was published in: The Proceedings of the CALL Conference (14th, Antwerp, Belgium, August 18-20, 2010). University of Antwerp. p84-87.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain