From the editors:
We are pleased to inform you about the Call for papers for a new Iatefl publication on learner autonomy entitled “Developing learner autonomy in foreign language learning: getting learners actively involved”, which I am editing together with Carmel Mary Coonan from the University of Venice (Italy). The volume will focus on how we might best develop learner autonomy in our classrooms, focusing on the different aspects connected to this theme.
The collection of papers starts from some reflections which occurred during our Lasig one-day international conference, which took place in Venice last September.
Papers by Leni Dam, David Little, Lienhard Legenhausen, Anna U. Chamot and other scholars in the field will be included in the publication.
The current call aims to add further theoretical and practical papers relating learner autonomy to our collection. The book will be part of the Lasig “Autonomy in Language Learning” series, both in print and e-book version, to be published within 2012 – mid 2013. Submissions have to be in English.
Papers from researchers, teachers, teacher trainers and learning advisors are welcome. Papers must be previously unpublished and cover one of the aspects below:
- research studies / practical experiences in the field of learner autonomy and related concepts (motivation, learner awareness, self-reflection, evaluation and use of tools like portfolios, journals, logbooks and so on)
- descriptions of courses for the development of learner autonomy.
Different points of view as well as both theoretical and more practical experiences will intersect in the book, in order to provide a new resource for reflecting on learner autonomy and related topics, raising issues for researchers and trying to propose some potential solutions for teachers.
If you are interested, the deadline for FULL PAPERS is 30th June 2012. Please find attached some style guidelines to follow when writing your paper.