Yeditepe University (TURKEY)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 1432-1437
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
This paper is going to be centred on how learners’ autonomy can be fostered. In the literature part of this paper it is stated that the development autonomous learning plays a crucial role in learning process. Teachers create an environment that the students feel themselves autonomous. The empirical research is conducted on two main private universities in Istanbul. Convenient quota sampling has been used. 100 university students covering a wide-range of departments participated in the research. The questionnaire is in Likert Scale form from strongly agree to strongly disagree and a space is provided on the questionnaire in order to analyze participants’ opinions. Additionally correlation analyses and frequencies are found the results of the questionnaires are correlated with the findings of the literature review. The participants are given a questionnaire that analyzes how teachers assess their learners in terms of they are autonomous or not. The findings reveal that teachers have a significant effect on autonomous learning is general.