Learner autinomy development
Anglų kursinis darbas. List of abbreviations. List of tables and charts. Glossary of important terms. Introduction. Theoretical analysis about learner autonomy development. Learner autonomy skills. Autonomy characteristic, learner’s abilities. Principles methods and techniques to develop learner’s autonomy. Pedagogical principles. European language portfolio. Other tasks. Roles which perform learner and teacher while developing autonomy. Learner’s role while developing autonomy. Teacher’s role while developing autonomy. Emphiric study about learner autonomy development. Methodology of the research. Results of the research. Conclusions. Bibliography. Appendixes.
As Gremmo observes (1995), in the last 25 years have been seen an increased attention to learner autonomy, self-directed learning, self-access systems and individualized or independent learning in second language learning literature as Benson (2000), Common European Framework (2000 2004) Dam (1990), Holec (1981), Little (1989, 2000) and others. Learner autonomy changes the student’s role from teacher’s responsibility to learning supreme result to students. Student needs to take his own responsibility for his own learning process and final results and skill. And learner’s acquired autonomy in learning process is not only important in learning foreign language but in the social life.
Little (2002) exclaims that learner autonomy helps to create effective communication because it depends on a complex set of procedural skills that develop only through use and if language learning depends crucially on language use learners who are more autonomous in society will be more successful in the language learning and of course in spontaneous communication.
So autonomy is very important for learners. Learners most of their time spend at the school so it could be a good place to develop learners autonomy. It is important to ascertain if learners understand what autonomy is and if learners need autonomy in their learning process.
What is more, the necessity of this is to learn if teachers try to develop such skill and how they develop it. This also depends on the teacher, the authority of the school and learner’s attitude to autonomy.
The problem of the research – why autonomy is important to learner and how it can be developed in the school?
The aim of the research is to analyze learner autonomy development.
The goal of this research is to collect more information about autonomy from student’s point of view and from teacher’s point of view.
Objectives of the research:
1.To indicate autonomous learner’s skills.
2.To establish principles methods and techniques which develop learner’s autonomy.
3.To identify which roles engage teachers and learners in autonomy development.
Methods of the research:
1.Analysis of the scientific literature
Research sample – 50 students who are learning in “X” Klaipeda’s schools and 10 teachers who are teaching in “X” Klaipeda’s schools were questioned.