Learner Autonomy in the English Classroom

Learner Autonomy in the English Classroom

The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level.

Author: Paul Lennon

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3631624123

Category: Education

Page: 409

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The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral proficiency, as well as work with literary texts and authentic news texts. Two studies focus specifically on the teaching of other subjects in English (Content and Language Integrated Learning). The authors describe their own empirical studies, record their classroom observations and make practical suggestions for teachers to take up in their own classrooms. All the studies are firmly grounded in second language acquisition theory and established didactic principles. They are prefaced by an introduction and a background chapter on the theory and practice of learner autonomy in language teaching.
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Identity Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning

Identity  Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning

In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and ...

Author: Dr. Garold Murray

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847694985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and autonomy in language learning. On a conceptual level the authors explore issues related to agency, metacognition, imagination, beliefs, and self. The book also addresses practice in classroom, self-access, and distance education contexts, considering topics such as teachers’ views on motivation, plurilingual learning, sustaining motivation in distance education, pop culture and gaming, study abroad, and the role of agency and identity in the motivation of pre-service teachers. The book concludes with a discussion of how an approach which sees identity, motivation, and autonomy as interrelated constructs has the potential to inform theory, practice and future research directions in the field of language teaching and learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Learner Autonomy

Language Learner Autonomy

This volume offers a collection of essays addressing contemporary issues in foreign and second language education.

Author: Breffni O'Rourke

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 303911980X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 413

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This volume offers a collection of essays addressing contemporary issues in foreign and second language education. In particular, it addresses language learner autonomy, both as a theoretical construct and in relation to areas of application such as the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the European Language Portfolio (ELP), teacher training, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and minority language provision. The contributors - well-known researchers, policy makers, teachers and teacher trainers - provide a multi-faceted insight into an innovative and influential approach to language education. David Little, to whom the volume is dedicated, was Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin. He is recognised worldwide as a leading proponent of the theory of language learner autonomy, and has been a driving force behind many influential language education initiatives internationally.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning

Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning

This book examines this contested relationship between assessment and autonomy from a number of perspectives in a variety of Higher Education language-learning contexts in Europe and the Far East.

Author: C. Everhard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137414380

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This book examines this contested relationship between assessment and autonomy from a number of perspectives in a variety of Higher Education language-learning contexts in Europe and the Far East. The contributors to the book describe research into assessment both for and as autonomy, as well as approaches to the assessment of autonomy itself.
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Learner and Teacher Autonomy

Learner and Teacher Autonomy

This edited volume offers a cohesive account of recent developments across the world in the field of learner and teacher autonomy in languages education.

Author: Terry Lamb

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027205175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Learner Autonomy

Language Learner Autonomy

This book combines detailed accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory.

Author: David Little

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 1783098589

Category: Language and languages

Page: 272

View: 341

This book combines detailed accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. Points for discussion encourage readers to relate the argument of each chapter to their own context, and the book concludes with some reflections on teacher education.
Categories: Language and languages

Learner Autonomy

Learner Autonomy

This practical guide encourages learners to take an active role in their learning.

Author: Agota Scharle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775342

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 296

This practical guide encourages learners to take an active role in their learning.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning

Teaching and Researching  Autonomy in Language Learning

Topics new to this edition include: - Autonomy and new technologies - Teacher autonomy - The sociocultural implications of autonomy With over three hundred new references and five new case studies of research on autonomy providing practical ...

Author: Phil Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317862857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Autonomy has become a keyword of language policy in education systems around the world, as the importance of independent learning and new technologies has grown. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Teaching and Researching Autonomy provides an accessible and comprehensive critical account of the theory and practice of autonomy. Examining the history of the concept, it addresses important questions of how we can identify autonomy in language learning behaviours and how we can evaluate the wide variety of educational practices that have been designed to foster autonomy in learning. Topics new to this edition include: - Autonomy and new technologies - Teacher autonomy - The sociocultural implications of autonomy With over three hundred new references and five new case studies of research on autonomy providing practical advice on research methods and topics in the field, Teaching and Researching Autonomy will be an essential introduction for teachers and students to a subject at the cutting edge of language teaching and research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Learner Strategies for Learner Autonomy

Learner Strategies for Learner Autonomy

This work aims to encourage teachers to identify and develop their students' capacity for becoming autonomous learners.

Author: Anita Wenden

Publisher:

ISBN: 013529603X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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This work aims to encourage teachers to identify and develop their students' capacity for becoming autonomous learners. It outlines procedures for diagnosing language learners' ability as self-sufficient learners and gives guidelines for using tasks and classroom contexts to encourage such learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Learner Autonomy and CALL Environments

Learner Autonomy and CALL Environments

1. Learner. Autonomy. SCENARIO 1 A German and an Irish teacher prepare a
tandem telecommunications exchange using a text-based MOO (Multi-user ...
running over nine weekly sessions of one hour each, between Irish students
learning German and German students learning English. ... The balancing act
between managing the virtual environment and the physical classroom fails.
Students are ...

Author: Klaus Schwienhorst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134233625

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This volume brings together two prominent strands in second language acquisition theory and research: the concept of learner autonomy and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Learner autonomy supports learners in becoming more reflective and communicative and in experimenting with language and language learning. CALL environments offer more and qualitatively different opportunities for learner autonomy than the traditional language classroom. This book offers researchers a starting point into researching learner autonomy in CALL contexts and offers teachers practical advice on chances and pitfalls in realizing learner autonomy goals in the CALL-supported classroom.
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Collaborative Learner Autonomy

Collaborative Learner Autonomy

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.

Author: Soufiane Blidi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811020483

Category: Education

Page: 231

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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.
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Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning

Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning

This volume offers new insights into the principles of autonomy and independence and the practices associated with them focusing on the area of EFL teaching.

Author: Phil Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317888086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 703

The topics of autonomy and independence play an increasingly important role in language education. They raise issues such as learners' responsibility for their own learning, and their right to determine the direction of their own learning, the skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning and capacity for independent learning and the extents to which this can be suppressed by institutional education. This volume offers new insights into the principles of autonomy and independence and the practices associated with them focusing on the area of EFL teaching. The editors' introduction provides the context and outlines the main issues involved in autonomy and independence. Later chapters discuss the social and political implications of autonomy and independence and their effects on educational structures. The consequences for the design of learner-centred materials and methods is discussed, together with an exploration of the practical ways of implementing autonomy and independence in language teaching and learning . Each section of the book opens with an introduction to give structure to the development of ideas and themes, with synopses to highlight salient features in the text and help build upon the material of previous chapters.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching English Differentiation and Individualisation

Teaching English  Differentiation and Individualisation

Maria Eisenmann führt daher nicht nur in die Theorien von Heterogenität, Differenzierung und Inklusion ein, sondern stellt individualisierende Methoden und Lernstrategien für die Praxis des Unterrichts vor.

Author: Maria Eisenmann

Publisher: UTB GmbH

ISBN: 9783825251093

Category: Education

Page: 245

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Heterogenität im Klassenzimmer ist Alltag und eine Herausforderung. Auch Englischlehrkräfte sind aufgefordert, dies mit speziell zugeschnittenen Lernarrangements zu berücksichtigen. Maria Eisenmann führt daher nicht nur in die Theorien von Heterogenität, Differenzierung und Inklusion ein, sondern stellt individualisierende Methoden und Lernstrategien für die Praxis des Unterrichts vor.
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Autonomy and Foreign Language Learning in a Virtual Learning Environment

Autonomy and Foreign Language Learning in a Virtual Learning Environment

-What do we understand about the impact of technology on the ecology of the learning environment?This book describes the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by a group of advanced English language learners in Mexico, comparing what ...

Author: Miranda Hamilton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441150646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Digitalised learning with its promise of autonomy, enhanced learner choice, independence and freedom, is an intuitive and appealing construct but closer examination reveals it to be a rather simplistic proposition, raising the following questions. -What do we mean by autonomy? -What are we implying about the role of the teacher, the classroom, and interaction between learners? -What do we understand about the impact of technology on the ecology of the learning environment? This book describes the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by a group of advanced English language learners in Mexico, comparing what students thought and what they did in response to the technology. The theoretical aim of the book is to work towards the construction of a theory of the development of autonomy and virtual learning in an EFL context. Enhanced understanding about the relationship between autonomy and technology has the potential to inform academics, software designers, materials writers, teacher educators, and teachers and to help learners in their quest to acquire a foreign language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Autonomy and Children Students and the teacher s point of view of an English class about autonomy

Autonomy and Children  Students    and the teacher   s point of view of an English class about autonomy

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Pedagogy - Miscellaneous Topics, University of Veracruz (Language Faculty), course: English Language, language: English, abstract: Learning a foreign language may sometimes become difficult ...

Author: Julio Antonio Rodríguez Lara

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668901780

Category: Education

Page: 45

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Pedagogy - Miscellaneous Topics, University of Veracruz (Language Faculty), course: English Language, language: English, abstract: Learning a foreign language may sometimes become difficult because of the many factors that interact in this process, for example culture, grammar structures, vocabulary, idioms... Some people think that acquiring a foreign language on their own is not possible because students need a teacher who guides them, but if they wanted to, they could be an autonomous learner. Autonomy can take place both inside and outside the classroom; it depends on the willingness, positive attitudes and responsibility that students have.
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Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching

Essentials for Successful English Language Teaching

This book answers those questions. "Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching" is about how we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how our ELLs learn.

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847064424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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How do we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how do our ELLs learn? This book answers those questions. "Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching" is about how we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how our ELLs learn. Farrell and Jacobs encourage those involved in teaching English to develop, maintain and rediscover the reasons that led them to take up the profession. They focus on the essentials in teaching the English language that teachers can implement in their instruction so that their students can excel in their learning: encourage learner autonomy; emphasize the social nature of learning; develop curricular integration, focus on meaning; celebrate diversity; expand thinking skills; utilize alternative assessment, and, promote English language teachers as co-learners along with their students. These essentials are best implemented as a whole, rather than one at a time and so they are interwoven with each other to encourage a holistic teaching approach. Highly accessible, each chapter comes with case studies and a range of activities to encourage the reader to put each of the essentials into practice. This reflective and engaging book will be invaluable to postgraduate students of TESOL and applied linguistics, and in-service language teachers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Departing from Tradition

Departing from Tradition

This volume will offer insights into the tremendous changes that have been made in secondary and university English language classrooms across the region.

Author: Evelyn Doman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443893091

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 255

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English language teaching methods and language learning styles have changed dramatically over the past decade in Asia and the surrounding regions. Huge efforts are being made by teachers from the K-12 system, as well as at the tertiary level, to move away from the traditional Grammar-Translation Method towards more communicative approaches to teaching and learning, including the use of project – and task-based learning and technology-enhanced language learning, just to name a few of the more frequently used methodologies. In this book, the authors shed light on the changes in ELT in Asia and the region over the past 10 years or so as seen in the wider context of language policy, which puts greater value on the acquisition of English and the new directions in learner-centered classrooms which encourage student autonomy and voice and place students as active decision-makers in the learning process.With the title of “Departing from Tradition: Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning”, this book showcases some of the innovations in ELT that are currently happening in this rapidly growing field. Given the growing importance of English and the enormous energy and enthusiasm in the region for learning the language in both formal and informal contexts, ELT will continue to flourish. This volume will offer insights into the tremendous changes that have been made in secondary and university English language classrooms across the region.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Maintaining Control

Maintaining Control

This work explores how to make sense of autonomy in language learning.

Author: Richard Pemberton

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622099548

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Taking Control

Taking Control

This volume is a timely publication which will be of interest to all those concerned with learner autonomy and self-directed language learning.

Author: Richard Pemberton

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622094079

Category: Education

Page: 352

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TAKING CONTROL: Autonomy in Language Learning focuses on an area of language learning and teaching that is currently receiving an increasing amount of attention. The book, featuring 18 chapters from key figures around the world in the field of autonomous and self-access language learning, provides insightful coverage of the theoretical issues involved, and represents a significant contribution to research in this area. At the same time, it provides a variety of examples of current practice, in classrooms and self-access centres, at secondary and tertiary levels, and in a number of different cultural contexts. This volume is a timely publication which will be of interest to all those concerned with learner autonomy and self-directed language learning.
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