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Trends of Development of Students' Autonomous Activities

Author(s): Alvyda Liuolienė, Jolita Šliogerienė, Regina Metiūnienė
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Keywords: Autonomous studies; autonomy; self-monitoring of progress

Summary/Abstract: During the recent years researchers have showed great interest in the individualized studies of a foreign language, self- directed learning. In this respect, a student has appeared in the centre of a learning process, his/ her needs have been taken into account. The results of literature review provide enough proof that autonomous students need teachers’ control at a certain stage of the learning process. Therefore, awareness of this fact should assure that teachers’ role can change but its importance remains even giving full responsibility to a student. The present research is aimed at analyzing trends of the development of students’ autonomous activities. The results of the study prove that students are willing to take full responsibility for their studies, though they need a formal assessment of their progress which is usually done by a teacher. Study results also show that the more autonomy the students were given, the more autonomy they wanted in the future.

  • Issue Year: 17/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 81-89
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Lithuanian