What activity theory reveals about Japanese university student writers' motivations in the search for global identity

James Mckinley

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Abstract

With the increasing awareness of the importance of sociocultural considerations of students' learning environments, activity theory was utilised in a study that followed sixteen Japanese university English majors through their English composition courses. It was noted that the students' motivation in completing their tasks reflected their struggle with establishing a global identity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationTemple University Japan Campus
Pages70-74
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
EventTUJ Colloquium - Temple University , Tokyo, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Feb 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceTUJ Colloquium
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityTokyo
Period1/02/09 → …

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    Mckinley, J. (2009). What activity theory reveals about Japanese university student writers' motivations in the search for global identity. In Proceedings of the 2009 Applied Linguistics Colloquium: Temple University Japan Campus (pp. 70-74)