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Pages: 1904-1909
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

FACILITATING JAPANESE SECONDARY SCHOOL EFL STUDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CAPACITY TO BE AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS

R. Yamamoto1, A. Ikeda2, M. Choja2, E. Saito3, M. Kondo4, Y. Ishikawa3, J. Smith1

1Osaka International University (JAPAN)
2Kyoto Koka Junior High School (JAPAN)
3Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (JAPAN)
4Tezukayamagakuin University (JAPAN)
This paper reports on a project in which researchers in Japan explored ways in order for teachers to facilitate secondary school students’ awareness of their capacity to be autonomous learners within an English as a foreign language (EFL) learning environment. Autonomy in this study is defined as to control their learning, while being supported by a teacher or other persons in an EFL learning environment. The learning environment investigated in this study reports on the results of an initiative that aimed to place good teacher-student communication at the center of the development of learner autonomy. In order to develop in-class teacher-student communication, a worksheet was created. Activities in the worksheet includes: 1) setting students' goals; 2) checking their self-study at home; 3) reciting texts in a textbook within one minute in front of the teacher; and 4) reflecting on what they have done. On the basis of the findings of teacher-student protocols, it was revealed that the use of the worksheet in the course encouraged the students to engage in good teacher-student communication. Moreover, pre- and post-course questionnaires on the students’ learning strategies, motivation, self-efficacy, along with interviews with the students, claimed that the students’ motivation and self-efficacy improved significantly (p < .05).
@InProceedings{YAMAMOTO2015FAC,
author = {Yamamoto, R. and Ikeda, A. and Choja, M. and Saito, E. and Kondo, M. and Ishikawa, Y. and Smith, J.},
title = {FACILITATING JAPANESE SECONDARY SCHOOL EFL STUDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CAPACITY TO BE AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
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AU - R. Yamamoto AU - A. Ikeda AU - M. Choja AU - E. Saito AU - M. Kondo AU - Y. Ishikawa AU - J. Smith
TI - FACILITATING JAPANESE SECONDARY SCHOOL EFL STUDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CAPACITY TO BE AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS
SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
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CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2015 Proceedings
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R. Yamamoto, A. Ikeda, M. Choja, E. Saito, M. Kondo, Y. Ishikawa, J. Smith (2015) FACILITATING JAPANESE SECONDARY SCHOOL EFL STUDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CAPACITY TO BE AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 1904-1909.
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