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Book: Teachers Reflecting on Boredom in the Language Classroom

Chapter: Conceptualizing Boredom

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43247


Chapter Two provides a definition of boredom and attempts to relate it to other, similar concepts in the literature in educational psychology as well as SLA, such as disengagement, lack of motivation or demotivation (e.g., Dörnyei, 1998; Fahlman, 2009; Henry & Thorsen, 2018). It also discusses the types of boredom (e.g., in-class boredom vs. after-class boredom) and its manifestations in educational contexts (e.g., Trautwein, Lüdtke, Kastens, & Köller, 2006; Tulis & Fulmer, 2013).

Chapter Contributors

  • Mirosław Pawlak ( - mirekpawlak) '1. Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland 2. State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland'
  • Mariusz Kruk ( - anglik) 'University of Zielona Góra, Poland'
  • Joanna Zawodniak ( - jzawodniak) 'University of Zielona Góra, Poland'