Affective effective learning: promoting self-esteem and motivation through films

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Presenter(s): 
Vera Cabrera Duarte

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Vera Cabrera Duarte (Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo) Drawing on principles of educational psychology, this presentation proposes the use of films as triggers for investigating self-esteem and motivation among despondent EFL learners at a secondary school. The activity was implemented and tested in a teacher development course and results helped shed light on the important role of the affective component in foreign language learning.