Towards a potential model to enhance language learner autonomy in the Vietnamese higher education context

Phan, Thi Thanh Thao (2015) Towards a potential model to enhance language learner autonomy in the Vietnamese higher education context. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This constructivist theory-led case study explored how the term language learner autonomy (LLA) is interpreted and the appropriate pedagogy to foster LLA in the Vietnamese higher education context. Evidence through the exploration of the government policies and the cases of three EFL classes confirms the interpretation that learner autonomy and language acquisition are mutually supported. The study has proposed project work as a potential model while demonstrating the role of the teacher and the use of target language as mediators to enhance LLA in the local context. Findings of the study contribute a theoretical and pedagogical justification for encouraging LLA in Vietnam and other similar contexts.

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ID Code: 82470
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Dooley, Karen, Klenowski, Val, & Lidstone, John
Keywords: Learner Autonomy, Language Learner Autonomy, relationship between learner autonomy and language, Communicative Language Teaching, Willingness to Communicate, constructivism, language education, English as a Foreign Language, Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, Vietnamese higher education
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2015 04:39
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:21

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