Encouraging students’ voice and choice in their self-learning project

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Presentation Date
Sat, September 08, 1:00 pm
Final Time
1:30 pm
Presentation Room
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Nae-Dong Yang (National Taiwan University)
This paper presents a study that attempted to encourage students’ voice and choice via a self-learning project. Altogether 34 non-English major students taking a Freshman English class were encouraged not only to make choices of what and how they learned in the six-week project, but they also shared their initial plans and final project results in small-group discussions and presentations. This paper will present students’ self-reflection on the project and the results of an end-of-semester questionnaire, followed by discussion of the effects of letting students share their voice and make their choice. Instructional implications and suggestions will be offered.
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