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ERIC Number: ED511721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-1
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Awakening Opportunity: Three Elements to Foster Learners' Autonomy
Ebata, Makiko
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Besides the significant role of the teacher in the language learning process, students must also make an extensive effort to acquire a targeted language on their own. After careful consideration of the role of the instructor and learner in language development, I have come to the conclusion that effective language learning requires fruitful teaching and learner autonomy. This paper will show the effectual teaching strategies that create learner autonomy. Developing learners' autonomy is important in producing successful learners. Among several elements for developing learners' autonomy, I find three elements especially important; 1. Effective content and teachers, 2. A student-centered cooperative learning environment, and 3. Meaningful skills teaching. All of them are crucial in order to foster learner autonomy. In addition, autonomous learners have increased motivation towards learning. My research allows me to understand that friendly and understanding teachers, conversation opportunities, and effective group work and pair work are needed by students. In short, these elements can provide opportunities to become successful learners who can eventually become great English communicators. They are great opportunities givers that can develop learners' autonomy.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan