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Maintaining ControlAutonomy and Language Learning$
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Richard Pemberton, Sarah Toogood, and Andy Barfield

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099234

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.001.0001

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Learner autonomy, the European Language Portfolio and teacher development

Learner autonomy, the European Language Portfolio and teacher development

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(p.146) (p.147) 9 Learner autonomy, the European Language Portfolio and teacher development
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Maintaining Control
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David Little

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.003.0009

This chapter discusses learner autonomy and the contribution that the European Language Portfolio (ELP) can make to learner and teacher development in language learning contexts where learner autonomy is a central goal. The first part of the chapter explores the concept of autonomy as a basic human need, a general educational goal, and a determinant of language teaching programmes. The second part describes the ELP, first as a generic concept and then in the version developed by the EU-funded Milestone Project. The third part reports on the use of the Milestone ELP with adult learners of English as a second language in Ireland. A brief conclusion draws together the threads of the argument and identifies goals for future research and development.

Keywords:   teacher development, ELP, autonomy, Milestone Project, English learners, Ireland

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