Research agenda for supporting learners and educators in developing language learner autonomy

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In this volume, we have explored some of the theoretical foundations, philosophical underpinnings, practical applications as well as evaluations of learner autonomy and learner autonomy spaces. In the editors’ view, the findings that are presented throughout the chapters exemplify the ‘social turn’in researching learner autonomy development and second language acquisition, in which the social, interactive and co-dependent nature of the concept has increasingly come to the foreground (cf. Little, Dam, & Legenhausen, 2017; Peeters & Ludwig, 2017; Toohey & Norton, 2003). This social turn also forms the backbone of the research agenda that is presented in this section, with questions about the context of learning, the different frames in which autonomy can develop and how we define ‘value’in learning. By making suggestions on how to start answering these questions, this chapter aims to outline a pathway for future research in the field of learner autonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupporting Learners and Educators in Developing Language Learner Autonomy
EditorsJo Mynard, Michelle Tamala, Ward Peeters
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCandlin & Mynard ePublishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780463345665
ISBN (Print)9798663988254
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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