‘Self –directed Learning and Learner Autonomy in English Language Teacher Education: Emerging Trends’ by Dr. P. Bharathi

Abstract

The mammoth task of meeting the needs of teachers of English and help them upgrade their qualifications without disturbing their work in schools can be achieved through open/distance mode where self –directed learning paves the way by encouraging learner autonomy using self-instructional materials. Constructivist approach supports this concept. This paper focuses on the recent developments in the field of English language teacher education in the light of self-directed learning, the design and role of self- instructional materials. Different techniques for promoting learner autonomy like learner contracts, learner profiles, self-reports, dairies and evaluation data sheets are presented here.

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