February 2012 Bulletin

Here are the full contents of this February 2012 Bulletin (or download PDF version here)

  1. Message from the newly elected convenors
  2. Articles in Learner Autonomy in Language Learning (August 2011 edition)
  3. Membership Update
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Recent Publications by Members
  6. ‘Inside ReNLA’

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July 2011 Bulletin

The latest (July 2011) Bulletin is available online or as a pdf

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May 2011 Bulletin

The latest AILA Research Network on Learner Autonomy Bulletin is now available here: May 2011 Bulletin.

1. Upcoming Events
2. Call for papers
3. Membership Update
4. Recent Publications
5. ReNLA Business Meeting

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January 2011 Bulletin

The January 2011 Bulletin is now available online or as a printable PDF

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April 2010 Bulletin

The bulletin is now available online or as a printable PDF.

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Pedagogy for Autonomy in Modern Language Education: The EuroPAL contribution

by Manuel Jiménez Raya, University of Granada, Spain

(Published in Learner Autonomy in Language Learning, October, 2009)

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1. Introduction

The notion of autonomy in learning has long been part of a wide range of educational philosophies and has recently been identified in educational policy as crucial to the development of Lifelong Learning in ‘the learning society”. Piaget (1965), for example, maintains that the ultimate aim of education is for the individual to develop the autonomy of thought to create new, original ideas rather than just recycle old ones. Besides, autonomy is one of the most fundamental values in modern western culture. As an educational aim, the development of autonomy is “the development of a kind of person whose thought and action in important areas of his life are to be explained by reference to his own choices, decisions, reflections, deliberations—in short, his own activity of mind” (Dearden, 1972, p. 70). There is a considerable agreement among educators that autonomy ought to be taken as a highly desirable aim of education. Within pedagogy as discipline, the goals of teacher development are then often formulated in terms that imply familiarity with the concepts of autonomy such as maturity, personal responsibility, self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-determination, among others. (more…)

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