Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy
Articles Information
Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy, Vol.2, No.3, Jun. 2017, Pub. Date: Sep. 18, 2017
Understanding the Twofold Face of Autonomous Learning: The Individual and the Collective Dimension
Pages: 14-23 Views: 160 Downloads: 36
Authors
[01] Leidy Marcela Chacón Vargas, Faculty of Education, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia.
Abstract
This paper aims to present a study that fosters an alternative view of learners’ autonomy that considers both its individual and collective dimensions. The main objective of the study was, to understand how undergraduate students build themselves as autonomous learners when reconstructing meaningful learning experiences. Data were gathered through introspective diaries and semi structured interviews. The nine participants came from a private university; they were in fourth semester of Environmental Engineering and Psychology programs. They were also studying English II as part of their curriculum. Findings took the form of two main categories: learners as bricklayers investing in the reconstruction of their autonomous path and students making sense of significant others in their learning process.
Keywords
Agency, Autonomous Learning, Capacities, Interdependence, Investment, Meaningful Experiences
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