What is trending? Promoting student motivation and engagement with viral content in the EFL classroom

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dc.contributor Jacob Abad, Karen Lesley
dc.contributor.author Llano Goodfellow, Daniel
dc.date 2017
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-19T07:44:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/147141
dc.description.abstract [eng] The main aim of this paper is to show how viral trends can be used as source material for the creation of activities for the EFL classroom. Firstly, the relationship between viral trends and teenagers will be researched, delving into topics such as the connection between young people and social networking, and how the mechanism of virality works. Then, it will first provide an overview of the most relevant theories of motivation, as well as strategies provided by authors such as Dornyei (1994) to make the activities carried out in the EFL classroom as motivating as possible for the students. Another series of theories that will be discussed deal with engagement, a concept related to motivation but for which specific research has been carried out by authors like Shernoff (2003), Zepke et al. (2010), and Gibbs and Poskitt (2010). Once these theories have been developed, a brief explanation of the relevant learning approaches within content-based learning, namely Content Based Instruction (CBI) and content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) will be developed. The theoretical background will provide a solid basis upon which to develop the didactic proposal. In the second part of this paper, the existing adaptations that have been made of viral trends for their use in the classroom will be explored, and the main strategies for motivation and engagement that can be found in these activities will be discussed. Finally, based on previous adaptations and the strategies provided in the theoretical background, an original proposal of activities which adapt viral trends for their use in the EFL classroom will be presented. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights all rights reserved
dc.subject 37 - Educació. Ensenyament. Formació. Temps lliure ca
dc.subject 373 - Ensenyament primari i secundari ca
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other Viral trends ca
dc.subject.other Motivation ca
dc.subject.other Engagement ca
dc.subject.other Content-based learning ca
dc.subject.other EFL ca
dc.title What is trending? Promoting student motivation and engagement with viral content in the EFL classroom ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.updated 2018-05-22T09:06:54Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2050-01-01
dc.embargo 2050-01-01
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