Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorKay Irie, Alison Stewart

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Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts presents critical practitioner research into innovative approaches to language learner autonomy. Writing about experiences in a range of widely differing contexts, the authors offer fresh insights and perspectives on the challenges and contradictions of learner autonomy.

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Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts presents critical practitioner research into innovative approaches to language learner autonomy. Writing about experiences in a range of widely differing contexts, the authors offer fresh insights and perspectives on the challenges and contradictions of learner ...

KAY IRIE teaches English at J.F. Oberlin University, Japan, and a course on individual differences at Temple University, Japan, for the Master's program in TESOL. She has been involved in editing Learning Learning, the newsletter of Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) Learner Development Special Interest Group since 2005. Sh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.63 × 5.65 × 0.97 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword: R.Smith &N.Aoki
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Realizing Autonomy: Contradictions in Practice and Context; A.Stewart&K.Irie
Learner Autonomy for International Students: Evolution of a University JSL Program; T.Ikeda, N.Saito&S.Ieda
Experimenting with Autonomy: Learners Teaching Learners; C.Wharton
Introducing a Negotiated Curriculum; P.S.Brown
Creating Space for Learning: Language Learning Materials and Autonomy; M.Miyahara
Learner Development Through Listening Strategy Training; J.P.Siegel
Transformative Learning in Action: Insights from the Practice of Journal Writing; C.Hayashi
Scaffolding Economics Language and Learning with Case Studies; C.Rundle
The Truth of the Tale: Reconceptualizing Authority in Content-Based Teaching; M.Robertson
Creating a Writing Center: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Empowerment; P.Cassidy, S.Gillespie, G.P.Glasgow, Y.Kobayashi&J.Roloff
Who, What, How? Autonomy and English Through Drama; S.Fraser
Positive Interdependence for Teacher and Learner Autonomy: The Case of the CARTA Program; H.Kojima
Parallel Blogging: Explorations in Teacher and Learner Autonomy; D.Elliott
'Nothing to Worry About': Anxiety-reduction Strategies in Harry Potter's Class and Mine; N.Harada
Responding to Video Journals: Rethinking the Role of Feedback for Learner Autonomy; C.Skeates
Listen to Students' Stories: Promoting Learner Autonomy through Out-of-Class Listening Activities; F.Murase
Practical Frustration Busters for Learner and Teacher Autonomy; N.Graves&S.Vye
Afterword: Dogme for Beginners: The Autonomy of the Group; S.Thornbury
Index