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Learner Autonomy

Learner Autonomy

Learner autonomy is a term which is sometimes misused and often misunderstood. When we say learner autonomy, do we mean self-study? Or do we mean something else? And why is it so important, why does it matter? Is learner autonomy something a teacher can help foster in the classroom, or is tt something only the learner can influence?

This workshop will look at learner autonomy in the context of English language learning. We will discuss definitions, and its importance, before considering ways in which a teacher can help learners reach this ‘goal’ of increased autonomy, in the context of motivating materials from the Premier Skills English website.


Learner Autonomy Workshop

The following activities on the topic of motivation are intended to help you think about what you learnt from the video.   

Activity 1: In this activity, you will see 7 statements about learner autonomy. There are gaps in each of the statements. The words from the statements are at the top of the activity. Drag the correct words to fill the gaps and complete the sentences.
Fill in the gaps in the sentences about learner autonomy.

Activity 2: In this next activity, there are 20 examples of teaching practice that exemplify one of five strategies for promoting learner autonomy. Can you match the practices with the strategy?
Select the ways of promoting learner autonomy

 

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Professional Development - Learner Autonomy

Over to you

What did you think of this workshop video? Did you find it helpful?

Do you think learner autonomy is important in the English language classroom? Why? 

Do you think the Premier Skills English materials will help promote learner autonomy among your students?
 
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TEACHER BAO's picture
TEACHER BAO
18/10/2020
VN
30
points

Autonomy is really useful in my English teaching way.


TEACHER BAO's picture
TEACHER BAO
18/10/2020 09:13
Vietnam
Newcastle United
30

Autonomy is really useful in my English teaching way.

TEACHER BAO's picture
TEACHER BAO
16/10/2020
VN
30
points

This lesson autonomy is very useful for my students.Thanks.


TEACHER BAO's picture
TEACHER BAO
16/10/2020 09:35
Vietnam
Newcastle United
30

This lesson autonomy is very useful for my students.Thanks.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/07/2020
TR
6351
points

It's helpful to raise awareness to teachers and thus they will transfer this autonomy to their students in the future so I think it's vital for each teacher and student to have their autonomy and decide by themselves how they could learn different stuff.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/07/2020 15:22
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

It's helpful to raise awareness to teachers and thus they will transfer this autonomy to their students in the future so I think it's vital for each teacher and student to have their autonomy and decide by themselves how they could learn different stuff.

bao1960's picture
bao1960
19/12/2019
VN
257
points

Autonomy is the most important.


bao1960's picture
bao1960
19/12/2019 02:00
Vietnam
Newcastle United
257

Autonomy is the most important.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
4754
points

Learner autonomy is important in the English language classroom because it helps the student take responsibility of his learning guarded by his teacher.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 13:15
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Learner autonomy is important in the English language classroom because it helps the student take responsibility of his learning guarded by his teacher.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
4754
points

A very good workshop video


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 13:12
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

A very good workshop video

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
4754
points

I have learnt that Autonomy is not simply a matter of putting learners in situations where they have to be independent .


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 13:11
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

I have learnt that Autonomy is not simply a matter of putting learners in situations where they have to be independent .

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
4754
points

Scored all the activity parts correctly


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 13:11
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Scored all the activity parts correctly

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Goals

To define learner autonomy 

To look at strategies for encouraging learner autonomy

To analyse a section of the Premier Skills English to see how it can be used to promote learner autonomy