publication . Research . 2006

Learner Autonomy in Language Education : A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Kojima, Hideo;
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  • Published: 29 Sep 2006 Journal: 弘前大学教育学部紀要, issue 96, pages 67-75 (issn: 0439-1713, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 弘前大学教育学部
Abstract
In recent years, the importance of developing learner autonomy in language education hasbeen one of its more prominent themes in Japan as well as in the West. In spite of agreementconcerning its importance, there remains a good deal of uncertainty about its meaning inteaching and learning English as a foreign language (EFL). This paper aims to consider theconcept of learner autonomy amongst different cultures. Autonomy has a social as well as anindividual dimension. The promotion of learner autonomy has a political as well as psychologicaldimension. Autonomy is interpreted differently by different cultures. Japanese teachers of Englishshould playa variety of new...
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free text keywords: learner autonomy, cultural differences, language education, ELT in Japan, 教育・教育学
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