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dc.contributor.author Graves, Varsha en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T21:41:20Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T21:41:20Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20199 en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite the emphasis on autonomy, lots of research has emphasized the role of instructor or the materials. Noticing the significant role of students as agents for their autonomous learning, this study intends to hear voices from students to understand their experiences and understandings on autonomous learning. Specifically, this study interviewed two graduate students who just entered their new EAP environment. Although the two students were from different cultural backgrounds (one from Japan and the other from Egypt), the interviews revealed similar perceptions on learner autonomy in general: both seemed to perceive them as responsible agents for their own learning (and not the teacher or materials). Nevertheless, distinct features of two students were also observed. The detailed description and perception of students’ autonomy are discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 pages en_US
dc.subject autonomy en_US
dc.subject independent learning en_US
dc.subject English for Academic Purposes (EAP) en_US
dc.title Learner Autonomy and Independence: The Students' Perspective en_US

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