Whose Learning is it Anyway

Author: Lynn Errey
Publisher: Garant
ISBN: 9789044114966
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can language learning in the formal context of the classroom contribute to the learners' communicative competence, whilst at the same time enhancing their general learning skills and preparing them for life long learning? Such a challenge is complex, as is catering to the needs of individual students in a group learning context. This book explores ways in wich a traditional task-based approach to language teaching, can be extended to help students not only to become more skilful language users, but to become more skillful learners in the process.

Maintaining Control

Author: Richard Pemberton
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622099548
Format: PDF
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This work explores how to make sense of autonomy in language learning. It also looks at controlling learning, learner autonomy in a mainstream writing course, reflective lesson planning, autonomy and control in curriculum development, and much more.

Learner and Teacher Autonomy

Author: Terry Lamb
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027205179
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edited volume offers a cohesive account of recent developments across the world in the field of learner and teacher autonomy in languages education. Drawing on the work of eminent researchers of language learning and teaching, it explores at both conceptual and practical levels issues related to current pedagogical developments in a wide range of contexts. Global shifts have led to an increase in autonomous and independent learning both in policy and practice (including self-access and distance learning). The book s scope and focus will therefore be beneficial to language teachers as well as to students and researchers in applied linguistics and those involved in pre- and in-service teacher education. The book concludes with an overview of the state of research in this field, focusing on the (inter)relationships between the concepts of learner and teacher autonomy.

Autonomy in Second Language Learning Managing the Resources

Author: Mirosław Pawlak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319077643
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The present volume brings together papers devoted to the role of learner and teacher autonomy in the process of second and foreign language learning, which have been contributed by scholars from Poland and abroad. The book has been divided into three parts in accordance with the topics that the individual contributions touch upon. The first part includes papers dealing with different ways in which learner autonomy can be fostered and evaluated. The papers contained in Part Two are connected with the role of language learning strategies in the development of learner independence. Finally, Chapter Three focuses on developing teacher autonomy, which, in the opinion of many specialists, is indispensable if learner autonomy is to be promoted. Thanks to its wide-ranging focus, this edited collection will be of interest not only to second language learning specialists interested in the role of learner autonomy, but also to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students working on their BA, MA and PhD theses, as well as practitioners wishing to promote learner independence in their classrooms.

Autonomes Fremdsprachenlernen

Author: Maria Giovanna Tassinari
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631603642
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses Buch ist 2011 mit dem Bremer Forschungspreis des AKS (Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren in Deutschland) ausgezeichnet worden. Wie kann Lernerautonomie beim Fremdsprachenlernen wissenschaftlich begrundet und praxisorientiert definiert und beschrieben werden? Welche Komponenten, Kompetenzen und Strategien gehoren dazu? Welches Instrument kann Lerner und Lehrer in autonomen Lernprozessen unterstutzen? In dieser Arbeit wird durch eine explorativ-interpretative Forschungsmethodologie ein dynamisches Autonomiemodell mit Deskriptoren entwickelt, das Lernerautonomie systematisch beschreibt und von Lernern oder Lehrern zur Selbsteinschatzung der eigenen Kompetenzen oder zur Reflexion uber den Lernprozess verwendet werden kann. Das Autonomiemodell und die Deskriptoren wurden durch ein qualitatives Verfahren mit Experten am Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues (CRAPEL) der Universite Nancy 2 und am Sprachenzentrum der Freien Universitat Berlin validiert und mit Studierenden und Lehrenden erprobt."

Collaborative Learner Autonomy

Author: Soufiane Blidi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811020485
Format: PDF
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The book investigates interest groups and various learning circles, Reading Circles (RCs) learning opportunity in particular, as a mode of in-class and beyond class autonomous learning in the context of English Language Teaching (ELT) at tertiary level in Oman, and in similar contexts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This investigation presents learners’ positive perceptions of learner autonomy and their readiness to adopt related practices. Building on findings from these RCs, the book introduces collaborative learner autonomy (CLA) as a novel concept of learner autonomy for use in educational contexts in the MENA region. As a concept of gradual development of learner autonomy, the CLA represents a new dynamic learner autonomy development process consisting of individual, competitive, collaborative, and autonomous stages. The CLA advocated in the book emphasizes the constructive role of teachers and educational institutions can play with other stakeholders in developing autonomy in their learners. The book also suggests that it is a shared responsibility that students, teachers, educational establishments, families, society and the educational systems should assume in a spirit of partnership.

Introducing Learner Autonomy in Teacher Education

Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287140067
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text is one of a series of six studies which present the work carried out at the European Centre for Modern Languages. The aim of the series is to highlight the results already achieved and provide a point of departure for the future work of the ECML.