Teacher Autonomy

We take the view that teacher autonomy incorporates three important facets: (1) autonomous self-directed professional development for teachers; (2) theoretical and practical knowledge related to promoting autonomy in learners; and (3) professional freedom to choose methods and materials for teaching / advising language learners (within reasonable institutional and context-specific constraints). We are particularly interested in exploring ways to help teachers to develop effective practices for fostering learner autonomy in learners. If you are interested in proposing a related project, please get in touch.

Publications related to teacher autonomy and teacher/advisor development

Edlin, C. (2018). A nested MOOC elective course: MOOCs for learner development, and learner development for MOOCs. Relay Journal, 1(1), 133-141.

Everhard, C., & Mynard, J., with Smith, R. (2011) (Eds.). Autonomy in language learning: Opening can of worms. Canterbury, UK: IATEFL. (contents page here)

Kato, S. (2012). Professional development for learning advisors: Facilitating the intentional reflective dialogue. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 3(1), 74-92. Retrieved from http://sisaljournal.org/archives/march12/kato/

Lammons, E. (2011). Finding my way: Transitioning from teaching to advising. Independence, 53, 27-31.

Lammons, E. (2012). Pathfinder: Transitioning from teaching to advising. Independence, 55, 32-34.

Lammons, E. (2012). Silence is at the heart. Independence, 54, 29-32.

Lin, C. (2018). The effect of career planning tools in developing learning autonomy. Relay Journal, 1(1), 147-158.

Manning, C., Morrison, B. R., & McIlroy, T. (2014). MOOCs in language education and professional teacher development: Possibilities and potential. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 5(3), 294-308. Retrieved from http://sisaljournal.org/archives/sep14/manning_morrison_mcilroy/

McCarthy, T. (2009). DEAR ADVISOR: A look into the world of advising. Learning Learning, 16(1). Retrieved from http://ld-sig.org/LL/2009a.pdf#page=10

Morrison, B.R. (2012). From student-centred teaching to learner-led learning. Independence, 54, 10-12.

Morrison, B.R. (2012). Learning lessons: Implementing the Autonomy Approach. IATEFL 2011 Conference Selections, pp. 73-75. Canterbury: IATEFL.

Morrison, B. R. (2014). Self-directed language learning. English Teaching Professional 92, 4-7.

Morrison, B. R., & Navarro, D. (2012). Shifting roles: From language teachers to learning advisors. System 40(3), 349-359.

Morrison, B. R., & Navarro, D. (2014). The autonomy approach. UK: Delta.