Thu, September 06, 3:00 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
Dominique Vola Ambinintsoa Razafindratsimba (Victoria University of Wellington)
This presentation reports on a study using reflection in a nine-week course with 30 teacher trainees in a Malagasy EFL setting. The course intended to develop their self-management skills in order to foster their autonomy, while improving their writing, and to make them see how learner autonomy can be promoted so that they can do the same in their own classes. The trainees kept portfolios including writing tasks and reflective journals for setting goals, making decisions regarding resources and strategies, self-monitoring, and self-evaluating. Reflection did help the trainees develop their self-management skills and awareness of the importance of having goals.