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Adityas, M. Tolkhah (2016) PROMOTING AUTONOMY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING. Proceeding International Seminar 2016. pp. 298-302. ISSN - ISBN : 978 979 3786-57-5

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In current pedagogical practices, many of the teachers have only been transferring information to the learners and directing the whole learning process. As a result, learners will be passive and unlikely develop the necessary skills by themselves after they pass the period of study in formal education, or even after they step out of the classroom.. To prevent this situation, formal education has to provide a kind of learning which offers the students with the necessary skills to learn outside classroom. This is important since learners need to learn independently after they pass out of formal education. Boekaert (1997) stated that it is important to teach the skills to learn independently since they help the learners to up-date their knowledge after they leave school. Moreover, the the globalization era demands the learners to be as dynamic as the growth of this world. The skills that the learners obtain from formal education may not be enough to face the changing circumstances. It suggests that education has to promote autonomy in learning to produce autonomous learners who are able to educate themselves to face the globalization era. Besides giving the learners opportunity to educate and develop themselves, autonomous learning is considered effective and efficient in language learning Dafei (2007) claims that developing autonomous learners is important because of its efficiency. The teacher must provide appropriate learning activities that enable the learners to develop and enforce their learning outcomes. At this point, the teacher applies what is called autonomous learning in which the learning process helps the learners to be more independent or autonomous. In the context of language learning, autonomous learning was considered as effective learning. Benson (2001) states that when learners succeed in developing autonomy, they not only become better language learners but they also develop into more responsible and critical members of the communities in which they live.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: M.Pd.BI M Tolkhah Adityas
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 05:13
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 05:13

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