Towards Reflective Practice with Respect to Boredom

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 Seven shows how identifying the causes of boredom, preventing and dealing with this negative emotion can provide a springboard for reflective practice in the L2 classroom (cf. Farrell, 2019; Farrell & Ives, 2015). In particular, specific examples of awareness-raising activities for teachers are proposed which can help the development of reflective teaching practices.

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Pawlak, Mirosław; Kruk, Mariusz; Zawodniak, Joanna. Towards Reflective Practice with Respect to Boredom. 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=43252. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43252. Mar 2023

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