Exploring the concept of learner autonomy in cross-cultural research

Nguyen, Nga Thanh, Tangen, Donna, & Beutel, Denise (2014) Exploring the concept of learner autonomy in cross-cultural research. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 5(3), pp. 202-216.

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Abstract

This research explores how the concept of learner autonomy is understood and used in Vietnamese higher educational settings. Data were collected through interviews in Vietnamese with four university lecturers in Hanoi, Vietnam and then reported in an English language thesis. The problems confronted by the lecturers were in understanding the concept of learner autonomy, the complexities of translation equivalence for the concept from one language to another, and the impact of culture in interpreting the concept of learner autonomy. The paper concludes with recommendations for educators to be sensitive to cultural and linguistic considerations when transferring concepts from one culture to another.

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ID Code: 81336
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: learner autonomy, cross-cultural research, higher education, Vietnamese context, HERN
ISSN: 2185-3762
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
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Deposited On: 02 Feb 2015 22:36
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 21:38

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