Title

Learner autonomy and groups

Source of Publication

Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching: New Research Agendas

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2018. Working in groups is a popular teaching strategy associated with communicative, task-based and other approaches in ELT. Learner autonomy has also become an influential concept and has been linked to groupwork. However, ideas about how learner autonomy (often seen as a set of skills in an individual) might develop through groupwork have tended to develop by practice and intuition more than through research. This chapter will consider some relevant questions about learner autonomy and groupwork, for example, individual autonomy in a group, learner support, autonomy development, group autonomy and conditions for group and individual autonomy. It will also discuss research approaches which have proved useful in other fields and how these might be applied in language learning and teaching contexts.

Document Type

Article

ISBN

9781137529985,9781137529978

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan UK

First Page

51

Last Page

72

Publication Date

1-1-2017

DOI

10.1057/978-1-137-52998-5_4

Author First name, Last name, Institution

David M. Palfreyman, Zayed University

Scopus ID

85042430703

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