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Independent Language Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Bruce Morrison

Abstract

Independent learning is not a new concept for language educators, but while teachers, curriculum designers and policy makers have embraced it as underpinning modern notions of education, it remains a dynamic and vibrant field for researchers and academics who aim to broaden its scope and deepen our understanding of how it may be applied most effectively both inside and outside the classroom. The contributors to this book use their experience of applying the concepts related to independent learning in various geographical, cultural and pedagogical tertiary-level learning contexts to present new ... More

Keywords: learner autonomy, independent learning, individualised instruction, self-regulation, self-directed learning, action learning, peer teaching, language learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083640
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Morrison, editor

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Front Matter

Introduction

Section 1 Emerging perspectives

3 Strategic and self-regulated learning for the 21st century: The merging of skill, will and self-regulation

Claire Ellen Weinstein, Taylor W. Acee, Jaehak Jung, and Jeremy K. Dearman

Section 2 The independent learner

Section 3 Supporting the independent learner

End Matter