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Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Defining the Field and Effecting Change

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Edited By Sara Cotterall and David A. Crabbe

This book is a collection of papers that explores the notion of learner autonomy and the problem of helping language learners to manage their learning effectively. The first part of the book deals with issues of definition: what is the cognitive base for autonomous learning behaviour and how is this mediated by social and cultural expectations of a learner's role? The second part reports on experiences of working with learners and with teachers to promote learner autonomy. In working with learners, the focus is on language learning strategies and how strategic learning might be developed through strategy training, materials design, reflection and counselling. In working with teachers, the focus is on bringing about change in traditional perspectives on the roles of learners and teachers within education systems.

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BAYREUTHER BEITRAGE ZUR GLOTTODIDAKTIK BAYREUTH CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLOTTODIDACTICS Herausgegeben von Udo 0. H. Jung Band Heidrun & Udo 0. H. Jung: The Dictionary of Acronyms and Abbreviations in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning. 1991. Band 2 Udo 0. H. Jung (Hrsg.): Praktische Handreichung fur Fremdsprachenlehrer. Unter Mitarbeit von Heidrun Jung. 1992. Zweite, verbesserte und erweiterte Auflage 1998. Band 3 Manfred Schewe I Peter Shaw (eds.): Towards Drama as a Method in the Foreign Lan- guage Classroom. 1993. Band 4 Heidrun Jung I Robert Vanderplank (eds.): Barriers and Bridges: Media Technology in Language Learning. Proceedings of the 1993 CETaLL Symposium on the Occasion of the 10th AILA World Congress in Amsterdam. 1994. Band 5 Bernd Voss: A Coursebook in Classroom English. 1995. Band 6 Monica Gardenghi I Mary O'Connell (Hrsg.): Prufen, Testen, Bewerten im modernen Fremdsprachenunterricht. 1997. Band 7 Gabrielle Hogan-BrunI Udo 0. H. Jung (eds.): Media- Multimedia- Omnimedia. Selected Papers from the CETaLL Symposium on the Occasion of the 11th AI LA World Congress in Jyvaskylii (Finland) and the Vth Man and the Media Symposium in Nancy (France). 1999. Band 8 Sara Cotterall I David Crabbe (eds.): Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Defining the Field and Effecting Change. 1999. This page intentionally left blank

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