Candlin & Mynard ePublishing: encouraging, exploring, enabling
Autonomous Language Learning Series
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. She is the co-founder and Managing Director of Candlin & Mynard ePublishing. Read more...
About the Series
The purpose of the Autonomous Language Learning series is to explore the theoretical, practical and philosophical relationships between learners and the ways in which they autonomously navigate the ongoing learning process. The series comprises both edited volumes and monographs by authors from different contexts. Many of the titles contain practical applications and also link ideas to future research possibilities. The series is designed for both new and experienced language educators who are involved with supporting learners in developing their autonomy for language learning.
• Language educators, learning advisors, classroom teachers and researchers with an interest in promoting learner autonomy with learners of all ages;
• Students who wish to specialise in an area related to language learner autonomy;
• Language teachers and learning advisors seeking professional development and ideas for classroom research;
Features of the books:
• Written by experts in the field with expertise both in research and practice;
• Link theory/research and practice;
• Contain further resources to help readers to develop their teaching and research;
• Point the reader towards potential areas practice and research;
• Are usually around 60,000 words in length.
Structure of the ebooks in the series
The books vary in structure, but are likely to contain the following:
1. Background / brief overview of a key theme related to learner autonomy;
2. Details of why this is a key area within the field? An international perspective citing evidence in relation to the importance of the topic; current debates and recent developments;
3. A focus on how research informs practice and how practice impacts on research;
4. Ideas for future projects (from small to larger scale); and ideas for practice, e.g. sample lesson plans;
5. Resource bank of relevant materials and sources of information
Above all, we are aiming for an interactive and engaging style of writing, bringing the reader into the issues of teaching and research related to learner and teacher autonomy. Like all the Candlin & Mynard books they are there to help readers encourage, explore and enable their thinking and practice.
Prospective authors should contact us giving a brief overview of their focus area. Depending on the scope, we will then provide a proposal form and solicit further details and sample material.
Details and proposal form