Autonomy in the transition from foreign language learning to foreign language teaching

Philip BENSON, Jing Peter HUANG

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Abstract

This paper discusses the historical development of the concept of teacher autonomy in foreign language education and its relationship to the idea of learner autonomy. Three major phases in the development of conceptions of teacher autonomy are reviewed, involving attention to teacher roles in autonomous learning projects, professional development and professional freedom. Different ways of conceptualising the link between teacher and learner autonomy are discussed and an alternative conception based on the notion of transition from learner autonomy to teacher autonomy in learning-teaching careers is proposed. Copyright © 2008 São Paulo Catholic University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-439
JournalDELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada
Volume24
Issue numberspecial issue
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Citation

Benson, P., & Huang, J. (2008). Autonomy in the transition from foreign language learning to foreign language teaching. DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada, 24(special issue), 421-439. doi: 10.1590/S0102-44502008000300003

Keywords

  • Learner autonomy
  • Teacher autonomy
  • Self-directed learning
  • Teacher development
  • Alt. title: Autonomia na transição da aprendizagem de língua estrangeira para o ensino de língua estrangeira

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