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Keynote E.Korol

  1. 1. DEVELOPING LEARNER AUTONOMY WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Olena Korol Kyiv National Economic University
  2. 2. 2. Why ?• long-life learning• safe haven for learners• a way of changing the pace and style of training sessions
  3. 3. 3. Outline• What? Where? How?• Autonomous learners• “Discover Yourself Journey” project• Teacher roles in autonomy learning• Evaluation• Benefits and concerns• Action plan
  4. 4. 4. What ? “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself” A wareness U niqueness T hinking Outcome N eeds Objectives Management skills Optimism U ser of language S trategies
  5. 5. “Autonomy, like freedom, needs a frame work to nurture andsupport it.” Little, D, 1995 .
  6. 6. 6. How? “DISCOVER YOURSELF JOURNEY” Introduction (1) (Teambuilding, Leadership, Appraisal, Conflict) Teamwork (4) Independent work (4) Joint presentations (2) Feedback (2) Report (1) Roundtable (1) Let’s Take Action “Free Microphone”
  7. 7. 7. Teacher’s Roles• Facilitator• Counselor• Resource
  8. 8. 8. Facilitating Don’t:• back a particular opinion voice in the group• offer your own opinion• let the group unconsciously shy away from a difficult area• lead the group towards you think is the right decision
  9. 9. “Failure is success: learning what doesn’t work is on the samepath as learning what does work”• Entry stage• Reactive stage• Proactive stage• Integrative stage
  10. 10. 10. Resources• Must and Optional authentic literature• Must and Optional Self-reflection questionnaires• Common European Framework Reference for languages:Learning, teaching, assessment• Must and Optional Websites
  11. 11. 11. Teamwork• jigsaw reading• report back• joint presentation planning• presentation draft negotiating• rehearsal• proofreading
  12. 12. 12. Independent work “They know enough who know how to learn” Henry Brooks Adams• personal “TO-DO PLAN”• self-assessment according of CERF• monitoring progress (self-reflection)• IT skills• search of materials on subject matter• presentation preparing
  13. 13. 13. Skills• Language (proofreading, delivering presentation, giving feedback)• Professional (planning, communicating, discussing in groups, givingpresentations)• Learning skills (setting the goal, self-awareness of learner type, choice oflearning strategies).• IT skills (Power Point presentation)
  14. 14. 14. Learning strategies A strategy is only right in the right situation when used appropriately• Cognitive• Meta-cognitive• Social/affective
  15. 15. 15. Evaluation• Self-evaluation• Peer evaluation• Teacher evaluation
  16. 16. 16. Benefits• Unlimited space for creativity• Authenticity: learning through doing• Higher level of thinking• Breaking the conventional “teacher-student” hierarchy• Few disciplinary problems• More spontaneous students• Visible achievement - outcome• Language for follow-up activities
  17. 17. “The greatest threat to teaching is satisfaction,because the good is the enemy of the better, and the better is the enemy of the best” Howard G. Hendricks
  18. 18. 18.Concerns Lack of experience in teamwork• Hard preparatory teacher’s work• Resistance of dependent learners
  19. 19. 19. Implications for teaching “if you stop growing today, you stop teaching tomorrow”
  20. 20. Thank