At the Independent Language Learning Centre we see our task in promoting learner and teacher autonomy.
We understand learner autonomy as the capacity and the opportunity to
We understand teacher autonomy as:
“the competence to develop as a self-determined, socially responsible and critically aware participant in (and beyond) educational environments, within a vision of education as (inter)personal empowerment and social transformation.” (Jiménez Raya, M., Lamb, T. & Vieira, F. (2017). Mapping autonomy in language education. A framework for learner and teacher development. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang: 17)
Autonomy means to us: self-initiative – responsibility – self-determination – new roles for learners and teachers