Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching

New Research Agendas

Alice Chik (Editor), Naoko Aoki (Editor), Richard Smith (Editor)

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    Abstract

    This book seeks to expand the research agendas on autonomy in language learning and teaching in diverse contexts, by examining the present landscape of established studies, identifying research gaps and providing practical future research directions. Based on empirical studies, it explores research agendas in five emerging domains: language learning and teaching in developing countries; social censure and teacher autonomy; learner autonomy and groups; learner autonomy and digital practice; and finally, learner autonomy and space. In doing so, it sheds new light on the impact of digital media, group dynamics and the application of ecological perspectives on learner autonomy. The contributors present a novel reconsideration of new learning affordances, and their discussion of spatial dimensions provides much needed expansion in the field. This book will have international appeal and provide an invaluable resource for students and scholars of second language learning and higher education, as well as teacher educators.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages122
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137529985
    ISBN (Print)9781137529978
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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