About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 1356-1362
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TO ENHANCE STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

A. Muho

University Durres (ALBANIA)
The aim of this study is to examine the importance of using formative assessment to enhance student motivation in acquiring English as a second language. It starts with an introduction of assessment practices and motivation to learn in the Albanian context, identifying the need of a change in assessment practices, which enhance motivation to learn. It follows by the identification of components of formative assessment, which serve as theoretical background in understanding formative assessment.

This study has made use of a case study as a methodological approach to find out students and teachers perceptions of using formative assessment practices in enhancing student motivation to learn in acquiring English as a second language. This study was undertaken in five high schools in Durrës, Albania, the participants were 180 students selected randomly form the tenth to twelfth grades and 22 English teachers. The schools use Albanian as the medium of instruction and English as a second language. Instruments used to measure students and teachers perceptions were both qualitative and quantitative, such as interviews and questionnaires. The data analyses have found a positive relationship between formative assessment practices and motivation to learn. The last part of this study has answered the research questions and has introduced some recommendations and strategies for English language teachers in using formative assessment as means in enhancing student motivation to learn.
@InProceedings{MUHO2015USI,
author = {Muho, A.},
title = {USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TO ENHANCE STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {1356-1362}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Muho
TI - USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TO ENHANCE STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
SP - 1356
EP - 1362
ER -
A. Muho (2015) USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TO ENHANCE STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 1356-1362.
User:
Pass: