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Independent language learning : building on experience, seeking new perspectives

Author: Bruce Morrison
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Independent learning is not a new concept for language educators but while teachers, curriculum designers and policy makers have embraced it as underpinning modern notions of education, it remains a dynamic and vibrant field for researchers and academics who aim to broaden its scope and deepen our understanding of how it may be applied most effectively both inside and outside the classroom. The contributors to this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-instruction
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Morrison
ISBN: 9789888053919 9888053914
OCLC Number: 955650460
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 190 p.) : il
Contents: Introduction --
Building on experience, seeking new perspectives / Bruce Morrison --
section 1. Emerging perspectives --
1. Inside independent learning : old and new perspectives / Cynthia White --
2. Learner autonomy, self-assessment and language tests : towards a new assessment culture / David Little --
3. Strategic and self-regulated learning for the 21st century : the merging of skill, will and self-regulation / Claire Ellen Weinstein, Taylor W. Acee, Jaehak Jung and Jeremy K. Dearman --
section 2. The independent learner --
4. Identity and learner autonomy in doctoral study : international students' experiences in an Australian university / Sara Cotterall --
5. I'm not giving up! : maintaining motivation in independent language learning / Linda Murphy --
6. Research methods to investigate emotions in independent language learning : a focus on think-aloud verbal protocols / Stella Hurd --
section 3. Supporting the independent learner --
7. Achieving your GOAL : a case study of three learners / Tanya McCarthy --
8. On the road to self-directed learning : a language coaching case study / Christina Wielgolawski --
9. Developing learner autonomy through peer teaching experiences / Shu-Hua Kao --
10. Developing the ARC : creating an online autonomy resource centre / Tony Cripps --
11. Autonomous learners in digital realms : exploring strategies for effective digital language learning / Rebecca L. Oxford and Chien-Yu Lin --
12. ePortfolios for independent language learning : episodic innovation or lasting reform? / Juliana Chau --
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Responsibility: edited by Bruce Morrison.

Abstract:

Independent learning is not a new concept for language educators but while teachers, curriculum designers and policy makers have embraced it as underpinning modern notions of education, it remains a dynamic and vibrant field for researchers and academics who aim to broaden its scope and deepen our understanding of how it may be applied most effectively both inside and outside the classroom. The contributors to this volume use their experience of applying the concepts related to independent learning in various geographical, cultural and pedagogical tertiary-level learning contexts to present ne.

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