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Reconstructing Autonomy in Language Education

Inquiry and Innovation

  • Andrew Barfield
  • Stephen H. Brown
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Reconstructing Learner and Teacher Autonomy in Language Education

  3. Teacher and Learner Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Akara Akaranithi, Suriyan Panlay
      Pages 43-55
    3. Peter Brown, Richard Smith, Ema Ushioda
      Pages 71-83
  4. Classroom Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Hugh Nicoll
      Pages 120-130
    3. Rebecca L. Oxford, Yaru Meng, Zhou Yalun, Jiyeun Sung, Rashi Jain
      Pages 131-142
    4. Mike Nix
      Pages 143-155
    5. Michael Carroll, Sara Cotterall
      Pages 156-164
  5. Self-access Learning and Teacher Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Pornapit Darasawang, Wareesiri Singhasiri, Sonthida Keyuravong
      Pages 167-179
    3. Sarah Toogood, Richard Pemberton
      Pages 180-195
    4. Jean T. Young, Christoph A. Hafner, Dean W. Fisher
      Pages 196-208

About this book

Introduction

This book uses fifteen grounded research projects to explore innovative self-reflexive approaches to autonomy in language education. It emphasizes the multi-voiced and contradictory complexity of pursuing autonomy in language education and includes commentary chapters to help readers engage with key issues emerging from the research.

Keywords

democracy education Harold Pinter inquiry knowledge language language education policy project projects resistance second language structure transformation warfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Barfield
    • 1
  • Stephen H. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Chuo UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Konan Women’s UniversityJapan

About the editors

AKARA AKARANITHI Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand ELSA AUERBACH University of Massachusetts Boston, USA PETER BROWN Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK MICHAEL CARROLL Momoyama Gakuin University, Japan SARA COTTERALL Akita International University, Japan PORNAPIT DARASAWANG King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand DEAN W. FISHER City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China CHRISTOPH A. HAFNER City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China RASHI JAIN University of Maryland, USA SUNG JIYEUN University of Maryland, USA LEENA KARLSSON The University of Helsinki Language Centre, Finland JUDITH KENNEDY Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK SONTHIDA KEYURAVONG King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand FELICITY KJISIK The University of Helsinki Language Centre, Finland DAVID LITTLE Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ALAN S. MACKENZIE British Council, Thailand MARIA ALFREDO MOREIRA University of Minho, Portugal TEIJA NATRI University of Jyväskylä Language Centre, Finland HUGH NICOLL Miyazaki Municipal University, Japan MIKE NIX Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Japan REBECCA L. OXFORD University of Maryland, USA SURIYAN PANLAY Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand RICHARD PEMBERTON Nottingham University, UK ANNAMARIA PINTER Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK HUIJUAN SHAO Zhejiang Normal University, People's Republic of China WAREESIRI SINGHASIRI King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand RICHARD SMITH Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK SARAH TOOGOOD Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China KELLEEN TOOHEY Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada EMA USHIODA Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK FLÁVIA VIEIRA University of Minho, Portugal ZONGJIE WU Zhejiang University, People's Republic of China ZHOU YALUN University of Maryland, USA MENG YARU Xi'an Jiaotung University, People's Republic of China; and University of Maryland, USA JEAN T. YOUNG City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

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Reviews

'[This collection] presents much first-hand experience which may provide useful material for reflection. It is without a doubt a major contribution to the field, [...] because it is deeply commited to a social-constructivist appraoch to autonomy.' - David Dixon, The Journal of Language Teaching