Authors: Elmir Gurbanov & Almaz Mirzayeva
Abstract: The article discusses the importance of learner autonomy in language classes and proposes some activities contributing to develop more autonomous learning skills in students. The concept is analyzed from various aspects, particularly from responsibility perspective noting the development of learner autonomy as a promoter of more responsibility from students’ side. However, it also draws attention on teachers’ role as a facilitator, declaring that learner autonomy has never meant decline in teachers’ responsibility or withdrawal, but the change in the nature of involvement in classroom activities and assignments. The study asked the opinions of language instructors at a university in Azerbaijan collecting quantitative data and drawing conclusions based on literature review and views of the survey participants.
Keywords: Learner Autonomy, Student-Centered Approach, Students’ Responsibility, Language Classes, Self And Peer-Assessment, Seatwork, Homework, Project Assignment
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), March 2018, Vol.4, No.5