Fostering learner autonomy through reflective writing in an EFL Malagasy setting

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Presentation Date
Thu, September 06, 3:00 pm
Final Time
3:30 pm
Presentation Room
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
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.
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