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Maintaining Control: Autonomy and Language Learning

Richard Pemberton, Sarah Toogood, and Andy Barfield


Whereas in previous decades autonomous, self-directed, or “ independent” learning may have been assumed to be an alternative to classroom learning, the emphasis has now shifted to the point where learner autonomy, viewed as the capacity to take charge of one's own learning, is increasingly being promoted as a goal for general language education. Autonomy, as pointed out in one chapter in this book, has “become part of the current orthodoxy of language teaching and learning research and practice: an idea that researchers and teachers ignore at their peril”. This volume brings together work by t ... More

Keywords: learner, autonomy, goal, language education, teachers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099234
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Pemberton, editor

Sarah Toogood, editor

Andy Barfield, editor

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