Learner autonomy

This section contains a number of must-read papers and publications in the field of learner autonomy.

Benson, P. (1997). The philosophy and politics of learner autonomy. In P. Benson & P. Voller (Eds.), Autonomy and independence in language learning (pp. 8–34). London: Longman. LINK
Benson, P. (2007). Learner autonomy 8: Teacher and learner perspectives. Dublin: Authentik. LINK
Benson, P. (2007). Teachers’ and learners’ perspectives on autonomy. Learner and teacher autonomy: Concepts, realities and responses. In T. Lamb & H. Reinders (Eds.), Learner and teacher autonomy: Concepts, realities, and responses (pp. 15–32). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Google Books
Benson, P. (2013). Teaching and researching autonomy in language learning. Harlow: Pearson. Google Books
Dam, L., R. Eriksson, D. Little, J. Miliander, and T. Trebbi. (1990). Towards a definition of autonomy. In T. Trebbi (Ed.), Third Nordic workshop on developing autonomous learning in the FL classroom. Bergen: University of Bergen. PDF
Everhard, C. J., & Mynard, J. with Smith, R. (2018) Autonomy in language learning: opening a can of worms. Hong Kong: Candlin & Mynard ePublishing. LINK
Holec, H. (1979). Autonomy and foreign language learning. Oxford: Pergamon Press. LINK
Little, D. (1991). Learner Autonomy 1: Definitions, Issues and Problems. Dublin: Authentik.
Little, D. (2004). Constructing a theory of learner autonomy: Some steps along the way. In K. Mäkinen, P. Kaikkonen & V. Kohonen (Eds.), Future perspectives in foreign language education. Oulu: Publications of the Faculty of Education in Oulu University 101. PDF
Little, D. (2007). Language learner autonomy: Some fundamental considerations revisited. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 1(1), 14–29. PDF
Murray, G. (2014). Social dimensions of autonomy in language learning. London: Palgrave MacMillan. Google Books
Nunan, D. (1997). Designing and adapting materials to encourage learner autonomy. In P. Benson & P. Voller (Eds.), Autonomy and independence in language learning (pp. 192–203). London: Longman. LINK
Ushioda, E. (2014). Motivation, autonomy and metacognition. In D. Lasagabaster, A. Doiz, & J. M. Sierra (Eds.), Motivation and foreign language learning: From theory to practice (pp. 31–49). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Google Books