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ERIC Number: EJ1084479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Encouraging Learners to Create Language-Learning Materials
Moiseenko, Veronika
English Teaching Forum, v53 n4 p14-23 2015
Student-produced materials are a powerful tool for promoting learner autonomy. They challenge the traditional paradigm of education because the very concept of learner-produced materials is based on trust in the student-centered learning process; when developing materials, learners do not rely on the teacher to make every decision. In this article, the author will highlight the educational value of learner-produced materials and discuss methods to encourage students to create materials. As they do, they review content themselves, provide opportunities for peers to review content and engage in peer learning, and contribute to the collection of stored materials available to other classes and future students. The author will also describe a few material-development activities aimed at empowering learners to practice and improve their English.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A