Collaborative Learner Autonomy

A Mode of Learner Autonomy Development

  • Soufiane Blidi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
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    Pages 1-19
  3. Soufiane Blidi
    Pages 65-96
  4. Soufiane Blidi
    Pages 97-131
  5. Soufiane Blidi
    Pages 133-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-231

About this book


The book investigates interest groups and various learning circles, Reading Circles (RCs) learning opportunity in particular, as a mode of in-class and beyond class autonomous learning in the  context of English Language Teaching (ELT) at tertiary level in Oman, and in similar contexts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This investigation presents learners’ positive perceptions of learner autonomy and their readiness to adopt related practices. Building on findings from these RCs, the book introduces collaborative learner autonomy (CLA) as a novel concept of learner autonomy for use in educational contexts in the MENA region. As a concept of gradual development of learner autonomy, the CLA represents a new dynamic learner autonomy development process consisting of individual, competitive, collaborative, and autonomous stages. The CLA advocated in the book emphasizes the constructive role of teachers and educational institutions can play with other stakeholders in developing autonomy in their learners.  The book also suggests that it is a shared responsibility that students, teachers, educational establishments, families, society and the educational systems should assume in a spirit of partnership.


Collectivism and Individualism Learning Opportunities Motivation and Self-esteem Self-direction and Self-constructs Self-enhanced Learning Tertiary Level Middle-East Learners

Authors and affiliations

  • Soufiane Blidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Language StudiesSohar UniversitySoharOman

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2046-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2048-3
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