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Autonomous learning in tertiary university EFL teaching and learning of the People's Republic of China: challenges and new directions

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Lu, J and Jiang, H and Throssell, P, Autonomous learning in tertiary university EFL teaching and learning of the People's Republic of China: challenges and new directions, International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 19, (2) pp. 111-121. ISSN 2327-7955 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2013 Common Ground, Jinjin Lu, Han Jiang, Paul Throssell

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DOI: doi:10.7763/IJIET.2012.V2.215

Abstract

The English language, as a vital foreign language, has received considerable attention in the last 25 years in education in the People’s Republic of China. Moreover, with the development of second language acquisition theories in these years, more theories and ideologies have been introduced into China. Autonomous learning is an important case in point. When the idea of "autonomous learning" was brought into EFL teaching and learning at the beginning of the 1990s, some Chinese scholars accepted the concept without any critical thought of its application in a Chinese context, which results in an increasing blurring of its boundaries. This paper first gives an overview of the development of autonomous learning in the PRC, and then moves to present the model of English language learning and teaching by using autonomous learning theory within the Chinese context. Finally, it utilizes information that leads to suggestions and recommendations to university staff, students and SAC managers in the PRC.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:autonomous learning, EFL teaching and learning, SLA theory, Chinese context, SAC
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner Development
Author:Lu, J (Ms Jinjin Lu)
Author:Throssell, P (Dr Paul Throssell)
ID Code:86532
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-09-23
Last Modified:2018-02-17
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