Edited By Manuel Jiménez Raya, José Javier Martos Ramos and Maria Giovanna Tassinari
This volume seeks to foster the development of teacher and learner autonomy in language learning in higher education. It pools the insights and experiences of a group of international researchers who present their reflections and research on different aspects of autonomy and related issues. Although autonomy is acknowledged as one of the main goals of education, in higher education the need for accountability and standardisation of learning outcomes may constitute external limitations to its development. In order to overcome teaching traditions and mainstream academic culture, teachers may need to reorient themselves and face the challenge of a substantial change involving their own and their learners’ beliefs, their practice and their role in the institution.
Table of Contents
Manuel Jiménez Raya, José Javier Martos Ramos & Maria Giovanna Tassinari
Learner and Teacher Autonomy in Higher Education
Manuel Jiménez Raya
Teacher Autonomy and Agency: The Space of Possibility in Overcoming External Obstacles and Internal Resistances
Jane Arnold & M. Carmen Fonseca-Mora
Autonomy and Affect in Language Learning: A Dynamic Relationship
Jian (Tracy) Tao & Xuesong (Andy) Gao
Understanding Language Learners’ Teacher Dependence in China
Carol J. Everhard
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