Developing learner autonomy – Success stories, constraints, and the role of practitioner research

Friday 15th April 2011

The aim of the PCE will be to to focus on how to get started and how to improve practice when developing learner autonomy at all levels of language teaching and learning. In a workshop-like setting, participants will share success stories as well as constraints experienced in their own practice. Based on these personal experiences, useful steps and approaches when developing learner autonomy will be discussed and outlined in groups.

At the end of the day, groups will report back the results from the discussions in plenary, and ideas for “good practice” will be outlined. Another result of the day could be the setting up of plans for practitioner research to be carried out when back home and the establishment of support networks in this connection.

One point of departure for the discussions in groups will be selected poster presentations, showing success stories, constraints, or just “puzzles”.

Invited speakers:

Dick Allwright, Lancaster University, UK

Anne Burns, Macquarie University, Australia

At this very practice- and practitioner-oriented event we shall be looking forward to welcoming experienced teachers who want to share their practice with others and find new ways of developing it, as well as novices in the field of developing learner autonomy who are looking for inspiration and support for getting started.

Looking forward to welcoming you next year in Brighton,

Anja Burkert, Leni Dam & Pili Uceira-Diez, PCE organisers


Photos from SIG events


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