IATEFL/LASIG Conference: The Answer is Learner Autonomy. Issues in Language Teaching and Learning
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If "schools that kids love" should allow them "to become shareholders of their own learning", what about schoolbooks? As a central teaching tool, they would then need to go beyond interesting topics and challenging tasks and provide orientation, ideas and help for both, teachers who want to become teachers for autonomy and students who want to become autonomous learners. This talk will explore the principles of autonomy present in schoolbooks used in Austria: To which extent do these books use methods that allow for more open approaches to teaching and learning? Do they provide suggestions for individualized learning paths that help teachers support their students in becoming responsible and autonomous learners? Are teachers and students confronted with stimuli for autonomous learning? These questions will be answered by comparing some of the English books used in 1st forms of Austrian HAK/HLW (vocational colleges).