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Developing Learner Autonomy

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  1. 1. Developing Learner Autonomy Lizzie Pinard
  2. 2. Why?
  3. 3. How much time do your learners spend in the classroom? Time/location equation image taken from
  4. 4. 3 steps to enabling out-of-class acquisition in addition to in- class learning
  5. 5. 1. Encourage (experimentation)
  6. 6. Get learners goal-setting
  7. 7. Goals “clear and specific” “challenging and difficult, yet realistic” “measurable; can be clearly evaluated” “stated completion date” “proximal and distal” T to “provide feedback that increases students’ self-efficacy for obtaining the goal” Dornyei and Ushioda’s (2012: 120) Six Main Principles
  8. 8. 3. Keep Talking!
  9. 9. Motivation A dynamic system consisting of “two or more elements that are a) interlinked with each other and b) which also change in time.” (Dornyei and Ushioda, 2012: kindle loc 1910) “Developing your students’ motivation to learn involves socializing it as a general disposition as well as stimulating it situationally in the process of implementing lessons and learning activities.” (ibid: kindle loc. 2188)
  10. 10. Metacognition • “a state of consciousness of our own thoughts as we focus on a particular cognitive or learning situation.” (Vandergrift and Goh, 2012: loc 2027-2044) • person knowledge, task knowledge, strategy knowledge (Vandergrift and Goh, 2012) • ‘construction manager’; ‘orchestra conductor’ (Oxford, 2011)
  11. 11. Both enthusiasm and boredom are infectious! AND
  12. 12. Thank you for listening! http://reflectiveteachingreflectivelearni