Collaborative Learner Autonomy: A Mode Of Learner Autonomy Development by Soufiane BlidiCollaborative Learner Autonomy: A Mode Of Learner Autonomy Development by Soufiane Blidi

Collaborative Learner Autonomy: A Mode Of Learner Autonomy Development

bySoufiane Blidi

Paperback | June 27, 2018

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The book investigates interest groups and various learning circles, Reading Circles (RCs) learning opportunity in particular, as a mode of in-class and beyond class autonomous learning in the  context of English Language Teaching (ELT) at tertiary level in Oman, and in similar contexts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This investigation presents learners' positive perceptions of learner autonomy and their readiness to adopt related practices. Building on findings from these RCs, the book introduces collaborative learner autonomy (CLA) as a novel concept of learner autonomy for use in educational contexts in the MENA region. As a concept of gradual development of learner autonomy, the CLA represents a new dynamic learner autonomy development process consisting of individual, competitive, collaborative, and autonomous stages. The CLA advocated in the book emphasizes the constructive role of teachers and educational institutions can play with other stakeholders in developing autonomy in their learners.  The book also suggests that it is a shared responsibility that students, teachers, educational establishments, families, society and the educational systems should assume in a spirit of partnership.
Dr. Soufiane Blidi is a senior ELT practitioner with twenty years of  experience in teaching English, both language skills and content applied linguistics and translation courses, in Tunisia and Oman. He is currently the acting Dean of the Faculty of Language Studies at Sohar University, Oman and a member of the Laboratoire de Recherch...
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Title:Collaborative Learner Autonomy: A Mode Of Learner Autonomy DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:231 pagesPublished:June 27, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811095132

ISBN - 13:9789811095139

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Archaeology of the Concept of Autonomy.- Contextual and Implementation Perspective of Autonomous Learning.- Research Methodology.- Impact of Learners' Perception on the Implementation of Autonomous Learning.- Impact of Teachers' and HEIs' Practices on the Development of Learner Autonomy.- CLA: Learner Autonomy Redefined in the OMANI Context.- Conclusion.