Fukuoka JALT:

(1) Demotivators; (2) Questionnaire Construction and Analysis

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Keita Kikuchi, Waseda University

Description:
Two presentations will be given, one focused on more practical issues of how students are demotivated in language classrooms and what teachers can do about it, and one focused on research on how demotivators can be measured and analyzed.

Demotivators in English Language Learning
How can teachers help students to be more motivated to learn a foreign language? This is a question that many foreign language teachers ask themselves. Kikuchi identifies common demotivators based on the findings of several qualitative and quantitative studies of demotivation.

Questionnaire Construction and Analysis with Rasch, Factor Analysis, and Structure Equation Modeling
Kikuchi examines important steps in questionnaire development and the use of Rasch measurement analysis, and structural equation modeling for confirmatory factor analysis. Examples based questionnaires of demotivators will be discussed.

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Satellite Campus, (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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