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The Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group
The IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG was for many years called the Learner Independence SIG. The Learner Independence SIG was formed in 1986 by a small group of devotees, with Vic Richardson as its Coordinator.
The Learner Autonomy
one of 14 IATEFL Special Interest Groups. It is for teachers, learning
educators who are interested in autonomy in language learning
and all that it implies.
What are our aims?
- to raise awareness among language teachers and researchers of issues related to autonomy in language learning
- to explore and investigate practices and strategies for the implementation and development of autonomy
- to provide a forum for discussion of these ideas through publications and events
- to offer opportunities to network globally and cross-culturally
- to organize study tours, courses, seminars, events and exhibitions world-wide
What areas do we cover?
Our members and supporters have a range of interests and expertise, including:
- learner differences
- learning styles and learning strategies
- teacher and institutional preparation and development for autonomy
- bi-culturalism and cultural diversity
- use of technologies and multi-media to promote autonomy
- setting up and development of SACs and ILCs
- materials production for autonomy
- reflection, peer- and self-evaluation, peer- and self- assessment
- teacher training, pedagogy and education for autonomy