Reconstructing Autonomy in Language Education: Inquiry and Innovation

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Andrew Barfield, Stephen H. Brown
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 - Education - 264 pages
Reconstructing Autonomy in Language Education: Inquiry and Innovation provides a critical re-interpretation of the contextual co-construction of autonomy in language education. Fifteen grounded research projects explore innovative self-reflexive approaches to autonomy in learner and teacher education, classroom practice, self-access and materials development. The book emphasizes the multi-voiced and contradictory complexity of pursuing autonomy in language education and includes commentary chapters to help readers engage with key issues emerging from the research.

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Contents

Getting Started
15
The Role of Autobiography in Fostering Learning
30
Tensions in Policy and Practice in Selfdirected Learning
43
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AKARA AKARANITHI Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand ELSA AUERBACH University of Massachusetts Boston, USA PETER BROWN Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK MICHAEL CARROLL Momoyama Gakuin University, Japan SARA COTTERALL Akita International University, Japan PORNAPIT DARASAWANG King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand DEAN W. FISHER City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China CHRISTOPH A. HAFNER City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China RASHI JAIN University of Maryland, USA SUNG JIYEUN University of Maryland, USA LEENA KARLSSON The University of Helsinki Language Centre, Finland JUDITH KENNEDY Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK SONTHIDA KEYURAVONG King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand FELICITY KJISIK The University of Helsinki Language Centre, Finland DAVID LITTLE Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ALAN S. MACKENZIE British Council, Thailand MARIA ALFREDO MOREIRA University of Minho, Portugal TEIJA NATRI University of Jyväskylä Language Centre, Finland HUGH NICOLL Miyazaki Municipal University, Japan MIKE NIX Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Japan REBECCA L. OXFORD University of Maryland, USA SURIYAN PANLAY Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand RICHARD PEMBERTON Nottingham University, UK ANNAMARIA PINTER Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK HUIJUAN SHAO Zhejiang Normal University, People's Republic of China WAREESIRI SINGHASIRI King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand RICHARD SMITH Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK SARAH TOOGOOD Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China KELLEEN TOOHEY Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada EMA USHIODA Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK FLÁVIA VIEIRA University of Minho, Portugal ZONGJIE WU Zhejiang University, People's Republic of China ZHOU YALUN University of Maryland, USA MENG YARU Xi'an Jiaotung University, People's Republic of China; and University of Maryland, USA JEAN T. YOUNG City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

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