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Gifted Children and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study


Herceg, Petra
Gifted Children and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study, 2017., diplomski rad, diplomski, Učiteljski fakultet, Zagreb


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Naslov
Gifted Children and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study

Autori
Herceg, Petra

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Ocjenski radovi, diplomski rad, diplomski

Fakultet
Učiteljski fakultet

Mjesto
Zagreb

Datum
11.07

Godina
2017

Stranica
38

Mentor
Cergol Kovačević, Kristina

Neposredni voditelj
Rijavec, Majda

Ključne riječi
giftedness, English as a foreign language, motivation, attitudes

Sažetak
Gifted children are children with a number of common traits out of which the most prominent one is their fast-paced learning and high intelligence. They also possess strong motivation for whatever interests them. This thesis concentrates on two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic.. The aim of this thesis is to provide insight into the attitudes and motivation of gifted children for learning English as a foreign language (EFL) in school as well as to investigate their preferences when it comes to the nature and characteristics of the EFL activities used in the classroom. The three research questions set focused on what these particular children think about EFL, what motivates them to learn English and whether their motivation is mainly intrinsic or extrinsic as well as what activities would best motivate them to learn in an EFL classroom. Fifteen pupils participated in the study (N=15 ; min age = 8, max age = 10). Their English language proficiency was assessed and found to be at level A2 (according to CEFR).The participant’ motivation and attitudes were examined by means of a focus group interview. Gifted children did not express positive attitudes about learning the English language in school. They showed mainly (positive) extrinsic but also some signs of intrinsic motivation for learning the language. They freely expressed their thoughts and gave creative suggestions for organizing activities in the EFL classroom in a way that would suit not only them, but all children learning EFL. Although the scope of this study is limited due to a small number of participants and lack of a control group, it is believed to present a welcome insight into the gifted children’s voices on how they would like to be taught English as a foreign language.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija, Pedagogija, Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Učiteljski fakultet, Zagreb

Profili:

Avatar Url Majda Rijavec (mentor)

Avatar Url Kristina Cergol Kovačević (mentor)

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Herceg, Petra
Gifted Children and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study, 2017., diplomski rad, diplomski, Učiteljski fakultet, Zagreb
Herceg, P. (2017) 'Gifted Children and Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study', diplomski rad, diplomski, Učiteljski fakultet, Zagreb.
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