IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG)

Local Conference May, 30-31 2014,


 Learners &Teachers as Companions on the Road to Autonomy

 “Developing learner autonomy involves a lot more for the teacher role than most teachers realize.” Thavenius (1999:159).

 "Teacher autonomy involves ideas of professional freedom and self-directed professional development."  (McGrath 2000).  


How can we assure that teachers are equipped with a knowledge of issues related to learner and teacher autonomy and that autonomy is fostered among learners at the same time?

Three internationally acclaimed researchers and practitioners in the field of learner autonomy will address these vital issues in their plenary talks:

Leni Dam, LASIG Coordinator, Denmark

Jo Mynard, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan

Simla Course, Akdeniz University, Turkey 

Apart from the three plenaries, there will be several rounds of parallel talks and workshops.

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