“Curiouser and Curiouser!” Cried Alice

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Tuesday 14 May

TRACK 1:
R O U N D T A B L E
“Curiouser and Curiouser!” Cried Alice,
Ms. Helen Monribot, University of Hertfordshire, The United Kingdom
Place: Room F304

Time: 13.00 – 14.30
Description: An exploration of the role of curiosity in the context of motivational theory, and an opportunity for participants to consider their students perspectives and experience of on their current courses. To what extent do we have students in our classrooms who will only find time to complete independent work if a grade is attached? Or only complete the minimum amount of work required to pass the course? Do your students understand the usefulness of having another language on their CV, but show little enjoyment in learning it? How do we transform extrinsically-orientated learners into intrinsically motivated lifelong learners? How can we inspire our students to relish the challenge of language learning and appreciate the range of skills they are developing along the way? How can we capture students natural interest and stimulate curiosity about language and culture? How do we enable them to feel curiouser and curiouser about the world?