Fostering the Autonomous Learning Experience: Linking Theory and Practice

Wissal Belhaj Rhouma


This paper is concerned with the interdependence between teacher autonomy and learner autonomy in teaching, in general, and English language teaching, in particular. It aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice with regards to learner autonomy. It starts with an attempt to define the ‘slippery concept’ of learner autonomy and consider the factors influencing it. Learners and teachers alike are believed to foster their autonomous learning experience via the framework developed by Reinders (2010). It then argues the feasibility of implementing the framework in classroom pedagogy to promote learner autonomy and discusses the current situation.

Keywords: Learner autonomy, teacher autonomy, classroom pedagogy, foreign language teaching, learning strategies.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/15-1-07

Publication date: January 31st 2024

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2222-1735 ISSN (Online)2222-288X

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©