Learner autonomy assessment of English Language Teaching students in an international program in Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Rosukhon Swatevacharkul
dc.contributor.author Nida Boonma
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-26T03:55:14Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-26T03:55:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to assess learner autonomy of English Language Teaching students in terms of technical, psychological, political-philosophical, and sociocultural dimensions. The 19 participants were in their first semester of MA ELT, which is an international program in an international university in Thailand. Among them, there were 15 Chinese, three Burmese, and one Thai. This study employed the explanatory mixed-methods design. First, Measuring Instrument for Language Learner Autonomy (MILLA) questionnaire (Murase, 2015) was used to collect quantitative data (QUAN). Then, a semi-structured interview with five participants was carried out to gather follow-up qualitative data (QUAL). The findings revealed that, on average, the students demonstrated a high level of autonomy in all four dimensions. The thematic content analysis generated four themes concerning each autonomy dimension: 1) the use of metacognitive strategies through professional goal setting 2) the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in support of autonomous learning, 3) the teacher as authority partner in a negotiable learning process, and 4) the preference for self-dependence and collaborative learning. The results of the study can be pedagogically contributive to programs similar to the study’s context with regards to learner autonomy awareness and learner autonomy development.
dc.format.extent 11 pages
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dc.identifier.citation Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol. 10. No. 3 (January 2021), 751-761
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.17509/ijal.v10i3.31764
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/25270
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights.holder Rosukhon Swatevacharkul
dc.rights.holder Nida Boonma
dc.subject English language teaching
dc.subject Graduate students
dc.subject Learner autonomy assessment
dc.title Learner autonomy assessment of English Language Teaching students in an international program in Thailand
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