SEDLÁČKOVÁ, Kateřina, Barbora CHOVANCOVÁ and Štěpánka BILOVÁ. The Teacher’s Role in Developing Learner Autonomy. Hong Kong: Candlin & Mynard ePublishing, 2020. 162 pp. The Brno Collection. ISBN 978-1-6592-7135-5.
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Original name The Teacher’s Role in Developing Learner Autonomy
Authors SEDLÁČKOVÁ, Kateřina (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Barbora CHOVANCOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Štěpánka BILOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Hong Kong, 162 pp. The Brno Collection, 2020.
Publisher Candlin & Mynard ePublishing
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Original language English
Type of outcome Editorship of professional books
Field of Study 50300 5.3 Education
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14640/20:00118110
Organization unit Language Centre
ISBN 978-1-6592-7135-5
Keywords in English learner autonomy; action research; ePortfolio; learning journals
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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As the title suggests, it is the teacher who is in the spotlight of this volume on learner autonomy. The issues addressed herein include the specific and ever-changing role of teachers within the context of autonomous learning; an impassioned promotion of professionalism, creativity, reflection, and ability to tune into the minds of students; the effectivity of teaching in general; and, last but not least, the teacher’s own autonomy. In autonomous learning, learners become “researchers of their own learning”. Likewise, teachers should become “researchers of their own teaching” and, as this book attests, they indeed do. When the focus of their explorations is learner autonomy, the results can include theoretically grounded research papers with practical applications, action research and exploratory practice, and good practice papers which emphasise how learner autonomy is being promoted. This book is not only written by teachers but also addressed directly to them. Teachers at all levels, in different teaching contexts, and of various languages can benefit from the ideas and adapt them to fit their unique teaching situation and benefit their own students.
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