Motivation and Projects

  • Christine MuirEmail author


This chapter explores the motivational possibilities arising from the inclusion of projects in second language (L2) classrooms. After offering a definition of the term, Muir presents a brief critique of projects both in general education and rooted in L2 education more specifically. This recognises that although projects have a varied history in educational contexts, when implemented effectively they can offer extraordinary opportunities to engage groups of students in highly motivated learning. Muir highlights the essential motivational aspects of intensive group projects, and concludes the chapter by exploring key directions for future research.


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