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ERIC Number: EJ1062359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-23
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Effect of a Learner Autonomy Training on the Study Habits of the First-Year ELT Students
Merç, Ali
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n4 p378-387 Feb 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the possible effects of a learner autonomy training on the study habits of first-year university students as future EFL teachers. To this end, a questionnaire was used as the research instrument to elicit the study habits of the students. The questionnaire was administered to 122 students enrolled in a "Learner Autonomy" class at Anadolu University, Turkey at two different times: at the beginning and end of the semester. The quantitative analyses of the data revealed a significant difference in the study habits of students before and after the 12-week learner autonomy training in terms of study skills such as managing school work stress, note-taking and reading, and preparing an assignment/project. The findings emphasized the impact of learner autonomy training on alleviating students' anxiety and concerns related to dealing with their school work. The study also suggests a learner autonomy training for EFL learners, especially for the students as teacher candidates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey