Learner autonomy in language learning : teachers' beliefs

Nguyen, Nga Thanh (2014) Learner autonomy in language learning : teachers' beliefs. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This case study research investigated the extent to which Vietnamese teachers understood the concept of learner autonomy and how their beliefs about this concept were applied in their teaching practices. Data were collected through two phases of the study and revealed that teachers generally lacked understanding about learner autonomy; there was an alignment between this lack of understanding and teachers' actual teaching practices regarding learner autonomy. The findings of this study will provide teachers and policy-makers new insights into learner autonomy against the backdrop of educational reforms in Vietnam.

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ID Code: 69937
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Tangen, Donna & Beutel, Denise
Keywords: learner autonomy, teachers' beliefs, Vietnamese higher educational context, association between teachers' beliefs and practice, mixed methods
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 May 2014 06:43
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:17

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