This article describes the process Phil Benson went through when writing the second edition of his Teaching and researching autonomy, which includes three new areas: sociocultural implications of autonomy, teacher autonomy, and autonomy and new technologies. It will whet our appetites for his plenary at JALT2011 on Autonomy in language teaching and learning: How to do it “here” where he will present a framework that teachers can use to evaluate constraints on autonomy in their workplaces and suggest a number of techniques that they can use to work within and around these constraints. Copyright © 2011 The Japan Association for Language Teaching.
CitationBenson, P. (2011). What’s new in autonomy? The Language Teacher, 35(4), 15-16.
- Teacher autonomy
- Learner autonomy
- Language learning
- Sociocultural theory