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ERIC Number: EJ910398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Towards a Classroom Pedagogy for Learner Autonomy: A Framework of Independent Language Learning Skills
Reinders, Hayo
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v35 n5 p40-55 Aug 2010
In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the importance of learner autonomy and the role of individual learners in directing their own learning process, both inside and outside the classroom (Alford & Pachler, 2007; Benson, 2000; Breen, 2001; Conacher & Kelly-Holmes, 2007). However, in practice it is not always clear how to support learners in this role, and how to ensure they are ready to assume it. This paper explores some of the teaching aspects related to the development of learner autonomy and proposes a framework of skills that could be used by teachers as a guide to increasing learner responsibility. Although this framework was developed in the context of language education, its underlying theories apply to all educational settings. (Contains 3 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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