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  • 1.Learner autonomySelf Assessment Paul Kelsall

2. Watch

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_XNG3Mndww&feature=relmfu

3. How do you learn ?

  • I hear and I forget.
  • I see and I remember.
  • I do and I understand.

4. The autonomous person 5. The autonomous person

  • the one who chooses for himself what to think and what to do.
  • Kupfer (1990)



7. The path to autonomy

  • Model
  • Share
  • Guide
  • Independence

8. Why?

  • Learner involvement
  • Learner reflection
  • Appropriate target setting

http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = gahvJJFaRLw&feature = youtu.be&a 9. What?

  • 'Autonomy is the ability to take charge of one's own learning'
  • (Holec, 1979).
  • 'Autonomy is a capacity for detachment, critical reflection, decision-making, and independent action
  • (Little, 1990).
  • 'Autonomy is a situation in which the learner is totally responsible for all the decisions concerned with his/her learning and the implementation of those decisions'
  • (Dickinson,1993).
  • ' A utonomy is characterized by a readiness to take charge of ones own learning in the service of ones needs and purposes.
  • (Dam 1995:1)
  • http://www.slideshare.net/jonathanlivingstone/learner-autonomy-in-a-nutshell

10. How?

  • situations in which learners study entirely on their own;
  • a set of skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning;
  • an inborn capacity which is suppressed by institutional education;
  • the exercise of learners responsibility for their own learning;
  • for the right of learners to determine the direction of their own learning

11. How?

  • Encourage students to be interdependent and to work collectively.
  • Ask students to keep a diary of their learning experiences.
  • Explain teacher/student roles from the outset.
  • Progress gradually from interdependence to independence.
  • Give the students projects to do outside the classroom.
  • Give the students non-lesson classroom duties to perform (taking roll, writing instructions, notices, etc. on the board for the teacher)


  • Think of something you are good at I bet you learnt it by self assessment
  • http:// www.geoffpetty.com/selfassess.html

13. Self assess

  • *set his/her learning goals, identify and develop learning strategies to achieve such goals
  • *develop study plans
  • *reflect on his/her learning which includes identifying problem areas and means of addressing these problems
  • *identify and selects relevant resources and the necessary support
  • *assess his/her own progress and define his/her own criteria for evaluating performance and learning (including strategies, materials, etc)
  • Chan (2001 )

14. Disadvantages? 15.

  • Possible issues
  • Validity of student assessment (address this by providing clear learning objectives and marking criteria; have more than one assessor for each piece of work; build in teacher moderation).
  • Debate about whether peer assessment should be used for formative assessment only, or can be used summatively.
  • Students may allow friendships, rivalry etc, to affect their objectivity.
  • Involving students in assessment practices may increase an obsession with grades.
  • http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/peer-and-self-assessment-2867

16. Feedback

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