Listening to Teachers' Voices: Implications and Solutions

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

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Chapter Six seeks to translate the results of the study into practice by synthesizing the different ways in which teachers deal with their own or their students’ boredom in the language classroom as well as the solutions that they have not yet tried out but consider to be useful. Integrated with the research-based perspectives discussed earlier in the book, this serves as a basis for proposing a tentative model of pedagogic interventions that can alleviate the occurrence of this negative emotion among students as well as strategies that practitioners can fall back upon to combat their own feelings of boredom.

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Pawlak, Mirosław; Kruk, Mariusz; Zawodniak, Joanna. Listening to Teachers' Voices: Implications and Solutions. 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=43251. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43251. Mar 2023

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