LASIG’s 2019 PCE will feature two plenary speakers: Ema Ushioda, Warwick, who will be talking about ‘Motivational perspectives when developing language learner autonomy’ and Giovanna Tassinari, Berlin, who will be giving a talk on ‘Opening spaces for learning: language advising for autonomy’.
About Ema’s plenary: Motivational perspectives when developing language learner autonomy
The development of language learner autonomy clearly entails a degree of willingness, or motivation, to take responsibility for managing your own learning. Supporting students in developing language learner autonomy thus means supporting their motivation to engage with this process. In this talk, I will explore the role of motivation in language learner autonomy, and the role of teachers in fostering this motivation.