This volume contains a collection of 48 articles which were originally published between 2006 and 2010 in the Learner Autonomy SIGʼs newsletter Independence. All of the articles were written in connection with a project which likened exploring the multifaceted concept of learner autonomy to opening a metaphorical “can of worms”. Ten “worms” were released into the academic community, resulting in a series of short articles. The following areas are explored in this collection: Assessment, Classroom research, Counselling / advising, Culture, Learner training, Motivation, Self-access, Teacher autonomy, Teacher education, and Technology.
|Publisher:||Candlin & Mynard ePublishing Limited|
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About the Author
Jo Mynard is a Professor, Director of the Self-Access Learning Center, and Director of the Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education at Kanda University of International studies in Japan. She has an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland and an Ed.D. in TEFL from the University of Exeter, UK. Her research interests include learner autonomy, advising, self-access and affect in language learning.
Richard Smith is a Reader in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include learner autonomy, the history of language teaching, teacher education and applied linguistics. His recent books include A handbook for exploratory action research published by the British Council and Autonomy in language teaching and learning: New research agendas (co-edited with Alice Chik and Noako Aoki) published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.