Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom - Mirosław Pawlak

Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom - Mirosław Pawlak

Perspectives on Boredom, its Causes and Solutions

Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom - Mirosław Pawlak

Mirosław Pawlak [+-]
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland
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Mirosław Pawlak is Professor of English at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland.
Mariusz Kruk [+-]
University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Mariusz Kruk, PhD, is University Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Zielona Góra, Poland.
Joanna Zawodniak [+-]
University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Joanna Zawodniak is University Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Zielona Góra, Poland.

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Chapter Three focuses on the theoretical explanations of boredom that have been proposed in the field of educational psychology, thus also offering insights into the causes of this negative emotion. In particular, it will provide an overview of such theories from educational psychology as, among others, the under-stimulation model (Larson & Richards, 1991), the forced-effort model (Hill & Perkins, 1985), attentional theory of boredom proneness (Eastwood, Frischen, Fenske, & Smilek, 2012), the emotion theory (Eastwood, Cavaliere, Fahlman, & Eastwood; Eastwood et al., 2012), control-value theory of achievement emotions (Pekrun, 2006) or the dimensional model (Pekrun, Goetz, Daniels, Stupinsky, & Perry, 2010). Based on the theories discussed, the possible causes of teacher and student boredom in the L2 classroom will be highlighted and some coping strategies will be offered in this respect (e.g., King, McInerney, & Watkins, 2012; Smith & Cardaciotto, 2011; Turner & Husman, 2008).

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Pawlak, Mirosław; Kruk, Mariusz; Zawodniak, Joanna. Perspectives on Boredom, its Causes and Solutions. Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 43-63 Feb 2024. ISBN 9781800504226. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43248. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43248. Feb 2024

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