Autonomy and independence in language learning

[edited by] Phil Benson and Peter Voller

The topics of autonomy and independence play an increasingly important role in language education. They raise issues such as learners' responsibility for their own learning, and their right to determine the direction of their own learning, the skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning and capacity for independent learning and the extents to which this can be suppressed by institutional education. This volume offers new insights into the principles of autonomy and independence and the practices associated with them focusing on the area of EFL teaching. The editors' introduction provides the context and outlines the main issues involved in autonomy and independence. Later chapters discuss the social and political implications of autonomy and independence and their effects on educational structures. The consequences for the design of learner-centred materials and methods is discussed, together with an exploration of the practical ways of implementing autonomy and independence in language teaching and learning . Each section of the book opens with an introduction to give structure to the development of ideas and themes, with synopses to highlight salient features in the text and help build upon the material of previous chapters.

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  • Contributors
  • General Editor's Preface 1. Introduction: autonomy and independence in language learning, Phil Benson and Peter Voller Part I: Philosophy and practice 2. The philosophy and politics of learner autonomy, Phil Benson 3. Cultural alternatives and autonomy, Alastair Pennycook 4. An exploration of the relationship between self-access and independent learning, Susan Sheerin 5. Teaching and language learning in self-access centres: changing roles?, Gill Sturtridge 6. Self-access: why do we want t and what can it do?, William Littlewood Part II: Roles and relationships 7. Does the teacher have a role in autonomous leanguage learning?, Peter Voller 8. The guru and the conjurer: aspects of counselling for self-access, Philip Riley 9. Shooting arrows at the sun: perspectives on a pedagogy for autonomy, Michael P. Breen and Sarah J. Mann 10. Confidence building for classroom teachers, Felicity O'Dell 11. Learner training for autonomous language learning, Edith M. Esch Part III: Methods and materials 12. Self-access work and curriculum ideologies, Andrew Littlejohn 13. Designing and adapting materials to encourage learner autonomy, David Nunan 14. Involving learners in developing learning methods: exploiting text corpora in self-access, Guy Aston 15. Preparing learners for independence: resources beyond the classroom, Stephen M. Ryan 16. Responding authentically to authentic texts: a problem for self-access language learning?, David Little 17. Providing computerized self-access opportunities for the development of writing skills, John Milton References. Index.

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書名 Autonomy and independence in language learning
著作者等 Benson, Phil
Voller, Peter
シリーズ名 Applied linguistics and language study
出版元 Longman
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 xiii, 270 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0582289920
NCID BA2982477X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス