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Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching

New Research Agendas

Editors: Chik, Alice, Aoki, Naoko, Smith, Richard (Eds.)

  • Expands the research agendas on autonomy in language learning and teaching
  • Examines the concept of autonomy in developing countries and under-resourced learning and teaching contexts
  • Explores the impact of digital spaces on group interaction 
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About this book

This book seeks to expand the research agendas on autonomy in language learning and teaching in diverse contexts, by examining the present landscape of established studies, identifying research gaps and providing practical future research directions. Based on empirical studies, it explores research agendas in five emerging domains: language learning and teaching in developing countries; social censure and teacher autonomy; learner autonomy and groups; learner autonomy and digital practice; and finally, learner autonomy and space. In doing so, it sheds new light on the impact of digital media, group dynamics and the application of ecological perspectives on learner autonomy. The contributors present a novel reconsideration of new learning affordances, and their discussion of spatial dimensions provides much needed expansion in the field. This book will have international appeal and provide an invaluable resource for students and scholars of second language learning and higher education, as well as teacher educators.

Chapter 2 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com. 





About the authors

Alice Chik is Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies and a leader of the Macquarie Multilingualism Research Group at Macquarie University, Australia. Alice’s primary area of research examines language learning and multilingual literacies in digital environments. Her particular interest in multilingualism is public discourse, representation, and narratives of everyday multilingual experience. She is the lead co-editor of ‘The multilingual city: Sydney case studies’ (2018).  
Naoko Aoki is Professor of the Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University, Japan, where she teaches Japanese as a second language pedagogy. She is a founding co-coordinator of JALT’s Learner Development SIG and was a co-convenor of AILA’s Learner Autonomy Research Network from 2011 to 2014. Her publications include Mapping the terrain of learner autonomy (2009), co-edited with Felicity Kjisik, Peter Voller and Yoshiyuki Nakata.
Richard Smith is a Reader and Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. He co-founded the JALT Learner Development SIGin 1994. His publications include Learner Autonomy across Cultures (co-edited with David Palfreyman, 2003), as well as chapters and articles on teacher-learner autonomy, pedagogy of autonomy as appropriate methodology, and the relationship of teacher-research and teacher autonomy. Recently he has been focusing on work with teachers in developing countries in this latter area as academic coordinator for teacher-research mentoring schemes in Latin America and India. 




Reviews

“This book will inspire new research interest in autonomy in language learning and teaching. It illustrates and articulates a diverse set of empirical agendas across different domains and contexts. These will shape new and exciting strands of research that will contribute to enriching this important field of inquiry.” (Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK)

“This book performs two very useful functions, exploring the concept of learner autonomy across a variety of learning contexts and sketching a possible research agenda for each. It is an invaluable resource for novice and experienced researchers alike. Postgraduate students with an interest in learner autonomy and a dissertation to write will find that it offers essential orientation and a wealth of possible topics.” (David Little, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52997-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching
Book Subtitle
New Research Agendas
Editors
  • Alice Chik
  • Naoko Aoki
  • Richard Smith
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52998-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52998-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52997-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 116
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