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ERIC Number: EJ1024701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Conflict between Learners' Beliefs and Actions: Speaking in the Classroom
Yoshida, Reiko
Language Awareness, v22 n4 p371-388 2013
Based on sociocultural and contextual perspectives, this study examines how Japanese language learners perceive a conflict between their beliefs and actions when speaking the target language in the classroom context, and how these learners change their beliefs or actions to overcome the conflict. Data were collected during a second-year level Japanese language course at an Australian university for one semester using multiple instruments (diary writing, interviews, and classroom observation and recording). The data were analysed qualitatively using content analysis. The study found that the learners had two different beliefs, which triggered a conflict between one of their beliefs and their actions. This conflict frustrated them. The learners developed their confidence, restructured their beliefs and actions, and solved the conflict to speak Japanese more frequently in the class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia