Title

The Ecology of Learner Autonomy

Author First name, Last name, Institution

David M. Palfreyman, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Social Dimensions of Autonomy in Language Learning

Publication Date

5-6-2014

Abstract

Learner autonomy has been defined as ‘the ability to take charge of one’s own learning’ (Holec 1981: 3). This fairly open definition has sometimes phased into stronger definitions along the same lines, for example: ‘the situation in which the learner is totally responsible for all of the decisions concerned with his [sic] learning and the implementation of those decisions’ (Dickinson 1987:11) — a definition couched in terms of a situation rather than the ability of an individual.

ISBN

9781137290243

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan UK

First Page

175

Last Page

191

Disciplines

Education

Scopus ID

85006445321

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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