Autonomy and independence in language learning

Philip Benson* (Editor), Peter Voller (Editor)

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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. Its comprehensive and up-to-date coverage will be welcomed by advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of applied linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and PGCE courses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages270
ISBN (Print)9780582289925
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameApplied linguistics and language study

Bibliographical note

Ebook version published in 2014 by Routledge with ISBN 9781315842172.


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