Mutual adjustment and student self-formation: a pathway to autonomous learning

Scheduling Details
Presentation Date
Thu, September 06, 11:30 am
Final Time
12:00 pm
Presentation Room
1035
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Presenter(s)
Kerstin Irene Dofs (Ara Institute of Canterbury)
Abstract
Abstract
Within the broader context of a study on how EAL students who are studying abroad adjust academically at a Higher Educational (HE) establishment in New Zealand, this presentation looks at the theory behind self-formation and mutual adjustment. It focuses on how seeing EAL students as autonomous and self-responsible – “strong navigators in charge of their own lives, actively and autonomously building up their new lives and identities”, may lead to more student-centred practice at HE establishments, and to both methodological and normative implications. Examples of challenges that the students in the study faced, and how these were managed will be outlined.
Presentation No
69