Autonomous learning features: A case studyin an Indonesian ESP classroom

Budianto, Langgeng and Andrea R Masson, Andrea (2022) Autonomous learning features: A case studyin an Indonesian ESP classroom. Journal of english educators society, 7 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2503 3492

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This article explores autonomous learning features and effective strategies for meeting the needs of the autonomous learner. A 4-month ethnographic study examined the learning features of three non-English major undergraduates enrolled in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course at an Indonesian university. The study also explored the students’and teacher’s understanding of how the ESP classroom can benefit the autonomous learner. Data gathered through interviews, focus group discussions, and classroom observation indicatesfour key autonomous learning features: 1) a willingness to accept responsibility; 2) dedicated planning; 3) implementing effective strategies; and 4) monitoring progress. The findings also indicate that a variety of scaffolded and authentic learning materials combined with a flexible and creative teaching approach enhance autonomous learning. We also address how our results are applicable to most educational situations as autonomous learning is not limited to the language classroom

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: autonomous learning, ESP, features, self-directed learning
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Langgeng Budianto
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2022 20:36


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