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Learner autonomy: English language teachers’ beliefs and practices

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What does learner autonomy mean to teachers?  

Simon Borg, School of Education, University of Leed and Saleh Al-Busaidi, The Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University
Learner autonomy has been the subject of many studies but there have been fewer studies of what learner autonomy means to teachers.  

This study, conducted in Oman, reports on teacher beliefs and reported practices regarding learner autonomy. Data were collected through questionnaires and interviews.

The report includes details of the professional development workshops for participating teachers which were informed by the empirical phase of the project. Thus, the research was linked to in-service education and this model could be adapted elsewhere. 

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