This chapter discusses the development of the concept of autonomy in ELT and makes particular reference to its role in helping teachers come to terms with changing landscapes of teaching and learning. It then goes on to outline what we know about autonomy and its implementation to date and to discuss three current issues of concern: the social character of autonomy, learners’ knowledge of the learning process, and teacher autonomy. The chapter concludes by indicating possible future developments in the field. Copyright © 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.
|Title of host publication||International handbook of English language teaching|
|Editors||Jim CUMMINS , Chris DAVISON|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media|
|ISBN (Print)||9780387463018, 9780387463001|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
CitationBenson, P. (2007). Autonomy and its role in learning. In J. Cummins & C. Davison (Eds.), International handbook of English language teaching (pp. 733-745). New York: Springer Science+Business Media.
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