This book was edited by Jo Mynard and Christian Ludwig and contains a foreword by Anna Uhl Chamot. This volume explores tools, tasks and environments which support the development of learner autonomy in different learning spaces and cultural contexts. After an introduction by the editors, the 13 contributions to this e-book are divided into five thematic parts. Part 1 investigates ways of supporting the development of learner autonomy in self-access learning. Part 2 focuses on self-directed learning. The contributors to Part 3 provide insights into the use of technological tools for developing learner autonomy. Part 4 discusses the role of logbooks and learning plans as means to document learning, and Part 5 explores ways of promoting autonomy inside and outside the classroom.
|Publisher:||IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG|
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About the Author
Dr. Jo Mynard is an Associate Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan.
She completed her Doctorate in Education (TEFL) at the University of Exeter, UK in 2003 and her M.Phil, in Applied Linguistics at Trinity College, Dublin in 1997.
Before joining KUIS, she worked as an Associate Professor of English language at NUCB/Koryo College in Nagoya. Prior to moving to Japan, she worked in the United Arab Emirates and was a faculty members and Founder / Coordinator of the Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC) at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.
She has been the editor of SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning) since 2010. SiSAL Journal is an international, peer reviewed, quarterly publication indexed by seven databases. http://sisaljournal.org
She has been a committee member of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group since 2001. She is currently the Publications Officer for the group and a joint series editor for the "Autonomy in Language Learning" series of e-books. http://lasig.iatefl.org
Her professional interests are learner autonomy, advising in language learning, self-access learning and CALL. She has co-edited three books. Two on learner autonomy (2011; 2014), and two on advising in language learning (2012).
Christian Ludwig is research assistant in the English Department (Applied Linguistics and EFL-Methodology) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His main areas of interest are learner autonomy and the role of literature in the foreign language classroom with a special interest in graphic novels and intercultural learning. He has been a member of the IATEFL LASIG committee since 2010 and has also published articles in this field.