LINGUIST List 26.2776

Thu Jun 04 2015

Books: Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning: Everhard, Murphy (eds.)

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Date: 29-May-2015
From: Stephanie Morgan <Stephanie.Morganpalgrave.com>
Subject: Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning: Everhard, Murphy (eds.)
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Title: Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning
Published: 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?K=9781137414373

Editor: Carol J. Everhard
Editor: Linda Murphy
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137414373 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 63.00
Abstract:

While assessment and autonomy are areas that have been extensively explored in relation to EFL and foreign language learning in general, the nature of the relationship between the two has not been given the coverage that one might expect. This book examines this contested relationship from a number of perspectives in a variety of Higher Education language-learning contexts in Europe and the Far East. The contributors to the book, all teacher-researchers with direct experience of the issues and challenges involved, describe research into assessment both for and as autonomy, as well as approaches to the assessment of autonomy itself. The chapters explore how assessment can be used to promote and increase autonomy through learner involvement in assessment processes. Addressing a range of challenges to both autonomy in assessment and the assessment of autonomy, the book also provides practical models, tools and techniques for putting these ideas into practice, which can be adapted to other teaching contexts beyond language learning.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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