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ERIC Number: EJ1005779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
Strategy-Based Instruction: A Learner-Focused Approach to Developing Learner Autonomy
Nguyen, Le Thi Cam; Gu, Yongqi
Language Teaching Research, v17 n1 p9-30 Jan 2013
This study investigates the effects of strategy-based instruction (SBI) on the promotion of learner autonomy (LA). LA was conceptualized and operationally defined as learner self-initiation and learner self-regulation. An intervention study was conducted with the participation of 37 students in an experimental group, and 54 students in two control groups at a Vietnamese university. An eight-week metacognition training package was incorporated into the academic writing programme of the experimental group. Students in the experimental group improved their ability to plan, monitor and evaluate a writing task more than students in the two control groups. Planning became the most often exercised skill, followed by evaluating and monitoring. Improvements in writing were maintained on a delayed test. Overall, the study suggests that strategy-based instruction in the form of training learners in task-specific metacognitive self-regulation improved learners' autonomy in both learning and their writing ability. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam