CEM BALÇIKANLI Gazi University INGED The Investigation of the Attitudes of the Future Teachers towards Teacher Autonomy : A Qualitative Research Cem BALÇIKANLI Gazi University, Faculty of Education, English Language Teaching Department E-mail: [email_address] 17 th IATEFL-Hungary conference Budapest, 5-7 October 2007
is creative, open to development, ready to take risks, willing to search, planned, open to criticism, aware of his strengths and weaknesses, aware of what is happening around.
has self-esteem and self-confidence, good time-
management skills, the ability to self-criticize, the ability to self-regulate, the ability to make decisions regarding his own teaching, problem solving skills.
2- what are the characteristics of a responsible teacher?
3. what do you understand from the term “teacher autonomy”?
the ability to self-assess for the sake of her learners,
the capacity to develop certain skills for oneself as a teacher, the tendency to criticise oneself, self-development, self-observation, self-awareness of his own teaching, continous reflection, sustainable development, self-control, taking responsibility for his own learners, being open to change through co-operation with others, questioning oneself in particular positions, improving oneself so as to keep up with the changing conditions of the century, an attempt to compensate for what he lacks as a teacher