I found it to be an extremely engaging and readable book, and many of the observations resonated with me even though I teach in a completely different context. The research was presented in a way that makes you want to replicate it. Working with Diego on this book over several years was a pleasure, and he benefited enormously from the feedback from the title advisor Garold Murray. Garold helped Diego tell the story in an accessible way, and I believe this was achieved.
Structure of the book
Interview with the author
Print book, 143 pages, $29.99
Series: Autonomous Language Learning
ISBN (ebook): 9781005019228
ISBN (print): 9798777360960
Series editor: Jo Mynard
Title advisor: Garold Murray
Xuesong (Andy) Gao, University of New South Wales, Australia
This book offers a welcome exploration of how sociocultural perspectives might enrich our understanding of learner autonomy. In doing so, it takes a detailed look at the ways in which sociocultural elements can impact the development of language students’ identity as autonomous learners. Notably, it provides insights into the role teachers can play in fostering the emergence of this aspect of their learners’ identity. Although it focuses on a particular language learning situation, the book is wide enough in scope to be of interest to researchers, teachers and administrators working in various contexts.