INVESTIGATING EFL TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES REGARDING LEARNER AUTONOMY AT DONG THAP UNIVERSITY

Anh Thanh Nguyet Le

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26459/hueuni-jssh.v127i6B.4531

Abstract


Learner autonomy is currently one of the central themes in language education. Autonomous learning plays an important role not only in university life but also throughout life for learners. Exploring teachers’ perceptions and practices regarding learner autonomy is necessary, especially in local contexts, to provide more insights of this field. The present study was conducted with 20 EFL teachers at Dong Thap University through interview. The findings showed that all of them had positive understandings in related aspects and levels of learner autonomy. In practice, they made significant attempts to cultivate students’ autonomy. However, they faced certain problems shared by EFL teachers elsewhere. 



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Key words: learner autonomy, teacher, student, EFL, perception, practice

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