50% OFF! Am I an Autonomous Language Learner? Self-Perceived Autonomy in Trinidad and Tobago: Sociocultural Perspectives by Diego Mideros (Autonomous Language Learning Series) [ Apple | ePub | Kindle | Perlego | Print | Scribd ]
This book explores sociocultural elements and conditions that enable individuals to see themselves as autonomous learners in formal educational settings. This engaging and original book is set in a university context in Trinidad and Tobago. Using an in-depth Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the author brings to life the stories of students majoring in Spanish at university. In order to understand the learners’ autonomy and agency, the author focuses on social dimensions of language learner autonomy. The book aims to understand the contextual and sociocultural teaching and learning practices which are conducive to students constructing the identity of autonomous language learners. Read more...
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50% OFF! Teacher Narratives from the Eikaiwa Classroom: Moving Beyond “McEnglish” Edited by Daniel Hooper and Natasha Hashimoto (Life and Education in Japan Series) [Kindle | ePub | Perlego | Print | Scribd | Apple | Proquest]
This book includes 16 chapters written by current and former eikaiwa (English conversation school) teachers to illustrate a complexity within the eikaiwa profession that has been thus far largely ignored. Through teacher narratives, the authors explore the unique and often problematic world of eikaiwa to present a counter narrative to what the editors regard as blanket stereotyping of a multifaceted and evolving teaching context. In her foreword, Ryuko Kubota writes: "This ground-breaking book illuminates this other side of the eikaiwa world by uncovering the diverse yet hidden voices of eikaiwa teachers. Their stories of marginalities, ambitions, and possibilities help us understand how these teachers pursue their careers as professionals, engage in education, and negotiate challenges" (p. 3). Read more...
50% OFF! The Answer is Learner Autonomy: Issues in Language Teaching and Learning. Edited by Anja Burkert, Leni Dam and Christian Ludwig (Autonomous Language Learning Series) [ Apple | ePub | Kindle | Perlego | Print | Proquest | Scribd ]
This volume contains 16 chapters plus a foreword by Ema Ushioda and explores themes such as the role of technology in autonomous learning environments; language learner autonomy and its demands on the teacher; language learner autonomy and the power of beliefs; new perspectives on (peer) evaluation and assessment, and the role of the institution in everyday classroom practice. Since its original release, this volume has been considered to have made a notable contribution to the field of learner autonomy. Although undoubtedly there have been many changes in circumstances, ideas, and programmes since the original publication of this book in 2013, it has been republished it ‘intact’ in order to offer a true account of the field at the time of an important conference held in Graz, Austria. Read more...