Teachers Reflecting on Boredom: The Empirical Study

Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom - Mirosław Pawlak

Mirosław Pawlak [+-]
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland State School of Higher Professional Education, Poland
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Mirosław Pawlak is Professor of English in the Department of English Studies at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz, Poland and the Institute of Modern Languages of State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland. His main areas of interest are SLA theory and research, form-focused instruction, corrective feedback, classroom discourse, learner autonomy, communication and learning strategies, individual learner differences and pronunciation teaching. His recent publications include (2006, Kalisz–Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University Press), Production-oriented and comprehension-based grammar teaching in the foreign language classroom (with Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, 2011, Heidelberg – New York: Springer), Error correction in the foreign language classroom: Reconsidering the issues (2012, Poznań – Kalisz – Konin: Adam Mickiewicz University Press), and several edited collections on learner autonomy, language policies of the Council of Europe, form-focused instruction, speaking in a foreign language and individual learner differences.
Mariusz Kruk [+-]
University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Mariusz Kruk, PhD, is from Słupca, Poland. He studied Russian philology (Pedagogical University in Zielona Góra, Poland) and English philology (Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz, Poland). He has been working for a number of years as an elementary and senior high school teacher. His main interests include computer-assisted language learning, virtual worlds, learner autonomy, motivation and statistics in applied linguistics.

Joanna Zawodniak
University of Zielona Góra, Poland


Chapter Five focuses on the design of the research project which aimed to explore boredom in L2 classroom learning from the perspective of the teacher as well as its findings. The rationale, aims and research questions will be discussed, which will be followed by the description of the context in which the investigation was undertaken. This will be followed by the description of the data collection tools (i.e., questionnaires including Likert-scale and open-ended questions, interviews, self-evaluations, lesson reports), relevant procedures of their administration and ways in which the data were analyzed. Subsequently, the results of the study will be presented and discussed with respect to the research questions. The findings will be presented separately for quantitative and qualitative data, whereas the discussion will revolve around the issues raised by the research questions.

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Pawlak, Mirosław; Kruk, Mariusz; Zawodniak, Joanna. Teachers Reflecting on Boredom: The Empirical Study. Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2023. ISBN 9781000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43250. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43250. Mar 2023

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