Language Learners—From Learning Styles to Identity

  • Andreas Bonnet


From a global perspective, education is the key to democratic participation and personal welfare. Therefore, providing as many people with as much education as possible is a fundamentally democratic endeavour. From a historical point of view, it is thus very consistent that the humanist approaches to public schooling for an increasing number of people in the 17th and 18th century drew on the idea of instructivist teaching to large numbers of students, crowded into large classrooms.


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Further reading

  1. Bauer, Viktoria (2015): Englischlernen—Sinnkonstruktion—Identität. Opladen/Berlin/Toronto.Google Scholar
  2. Dörnyei, Zoltan (2001): Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom. Cambridge.Google Scholar
  3. Fairclough, Norman (1999): »Global Capitalism and Critical Awareness of Language «. In: Language Awareness 8/2, 71–83.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Norton, Bonny (2013): Identity and Language Learning. Extending the Conversation [2000]. Bristol/Buffalo/Toronto.Google Scholar
  5. Trautmann, Matthias (2014): Fremde Sprachen und Fremdsprachenlernen aus Schülersicht. Opladen/Berlin/Toronto.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Bonnet
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  1. 1.University of HamburgHamburgGermany

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