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Research Article

Enneagramma, motivazione e stile cognitivo

Una prospettiva inclusiva per lo studio delle lingue straniere

Flora Sisti    Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo», Italia    



Within the context of student needs analysis, instructors can use the Enneagram of psychological types to shape the personal profiles of learners and apply the appropriate teaching strategies to include them in the learning process. This paper presents a case study involving 246 Italian students who were asked to take the SEDIG test, to fill in the Ehrman & Leaver questionnaire, and release a sample of their handwriting in which they described their reasons for studying foreign languages. The goal of this action research study was to improve students’ self-perception and their capacity to develop an effective dialogue with instructors and fellow students. The objective of the research is to verify whether there is a connection among the three factors considered, i.e., students’ personality traits, the reasons behind the choice of foreign languages as a course of study and academic success in terms of exam marks.

Keywords: Inclusion. Motivation. Essential Enneagram Survey. Foreign Languages. Higher Education.

Language: it

Submitted: June 29, 2020   Accepted: Aug. 7, 2020   Published: Sept. 30, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/ELLE/2280-6792/2020/02/009

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