Exploiting Memories to Inspire Learning

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375
Writer(s): 
Kristen Sullivan, Shimonoseki City University; Paul Collett, Shimonoseki City University

Memories play a key role in language learning. Consciously or unconsciously, learners can be influenced by past (learning) experiences and encounters related in varying degrees to the target language, with recollections of these events helping to shape learners’ goals, beliefs, and motivation for learning. Some students may already proactively draw from past learning experiences to guide and motivate their current engagement with the target language. However, in many cases learners lack these skills, and many more have difficulties with critically reflecting on negative learning experiences. In this paper, we introduce a series of simple and easily adaptable activities that can be used to help learners unlock and exploit memories to guide and inspire their language learning. 

過去の記憶は語学学習において重要な役割を果たす。意識的にも無意識的にも学習者は過去の(学習)経験や出会いから影響を受け、その出来事を思い出すことで学習目標や信念、動機づけ等が形成される。刺激や鼓舞を受けて過去の経験を積極的に活かしながら現在の語学学習に取り組む学習者は確かにいる。しかし、経験に振り返り学ぶことがうまくできず、また否定的な学習経験から抜け出せない学習者の方が遥かに多い。本論文では、簡単で適応性のある、過去の経験を思い出すためのアクティビティやその思い出を活用し今後の語学学習を導き意欲を引き出すためのアクティビティを紹介する。

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