Notice: Learner Autonomy in Second Language Pedagogy and Research: Challenges and Issues
Hanover, 27-28 September 2013. For further information please go to events.
About the Learner Autonomy SIG:
The IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG was for many years called the Learner Independence SIG. The Learner Independence SIG was formed in 1986 by a small group of devotees, with Vic Richardson as its Coordinator.
The Learner Autonomy SIG is one of 15 IATEFL Special Interest Groups. It is for teachers, learning advisors and teacher educators who are interested in autonomy in language learning and all that it implies.
Our main goals are:
- to raise awareness among students, language teachers and researchers of issues related to autonomy in language learning
- to explore and investigate practices and strategies for the implementation and development of learner autonomy
- to provide a forum for discussion of these ideas through publications and events
- to offer opportunities for networking globally and cross-culturally.
What areas do we cover?
Our members and supporters have a range of interests and expertise, including:
- learner differences
- learning styles and learning strategies
- teacher and institutional preparation and development for autonomy
- bi-culturalism and cultural diversity
- use of technologies and multi-media to promote autonomy
- setting up and development of SACs and ILCs
- materials production for autonomy
- reflection, peer- and self-evaluation, peer- and self- assessment
- teacher training, pedagogy and education for autonomy
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