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Article: Enhancing students' engagement and motivation in writing: The case of primary students in Hong Kong

TitleEnhancing students' engagement and motivation in writing: The case of primary students in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAction research
Engagement
Motivation
Socio-cultural context
Young writers
Issue Date2007
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslw
Citation
Journal Of Second Language Writing, 2007, v. 16 n. 4, p. 219-237 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper looks at young ESL writers in Hong Kong and describes an action research project which involved the implementation of a new ESL writing programme designed to enhance students' motivation and engagement by taking more account of the young learners' own socio-cultural context. The study examined both the students' and teacher-researcher's perspectives on the new programme and looked at its impact on students' engagement and motivation and their writing performance. It was found that the new writing programme enhanced students' writing engagement and motivation, but also resulted in lower writing scores for accuracy and organization, especially among the more able students. However, the enthusiastic way that the participants responded to the new programme suggests that encouraging young writers to write about topics of interest and relevance to them and providing them with genuine audiences, can have a liberating and confidence-building effect. The underachieving students benefited most in this respect, while the high-achieving writers were challenged to reconsider their previous writing strategies which had made them successful test-takers rather than flexible and resourceful writers. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125539
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.744
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.755
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dc.description.abstractThis paper looks at young ESL writers in Hong Kong and describes an action research project which involved the implementation of a new ESL writing programme designed to enhance students' motivation and engagement by taking more account of the young learners' own socio-cultural context. The study examined both the students' and teacher-researcher's perspectives on the new programme and looked at its impact on students' engagement and motivation and their writing performance. It was found that the new writing programme enhanced students' writing engagement and motivation, but also resulted in lower writing scores for accuracy and organization, especially among the more able students. However, the enthusiastic way that the participants responded to the new programme suggests that encouraging young writers to write about topics of interest and relevance to them and providing them with genuine audiences, can have a liberating and confidence-building effect. The underachieving students benefited most in this respect, while the high-achieving writers were challenged to reconsider their previous writing strategies which had made them successful test-takers rather than flexible and resourceful writers. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
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dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslwen_HK
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dc.subjectAction researchen_HK
dc.subjectEngagementen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectSocio-cultural contexten_HK
dc.subjectYoung writersen_HK
dc.titleEnhancing students' engagement and motivation in writing: The case of primary students in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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