Teaching and researching autonomy in language learning

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Autonomy, or the ability of learners to control their own learning, has become a key concept in language education, influencing activities as diverse as self-access, distance learning, computer-assisted language learning, learner training, classroom practice and curriculum design.

Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning is the first volume to offer a comprehensive account of autonomy in language learning, and the educational practices associated with the concept. The book:

* details the history and sources of the concept of autonomy
* discusses areas of debate concerning its definition
* reviews research on theoretical and practical applications
* offers clear guidelines to educators on the evidence for the effectiveness of practices associated with autonomy

The final chapter offers suggestions of issues for investigation, advice on action research design and a listing of relevant internet resources. This chapter can also be found on the Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning companion web-site.

Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning will be welcomed by practising and training language teachers and students of Applied Linguistics, TESOL and TEFL both for its comprehensive, up-to-date coverage and for the new insights it offers into the theory and practice of autonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHarlow, England
Number of pages260
ISBN (Print)9780582368163, 0582368162
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameApplied linguistics in action


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