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Teachers’ beliefs on autonomy. Maria del Rocio Dominguez Gaona from UABC

August 31, 2012

Self access center in a Mexican uni big enough for 200 ss Language sch

Game tables

Main interaction is with resources 2hrs a week compulsory

Study of perceptions: Assumptions: autonomy mainly ss respsibility

Participants 12 English teachers Semi structured interview,

analysed transcripts Content analysis

Results Indep learning diff 2 define Instit policy Implies belief in autonomy imp

Benefits and responsibilities (Techs have received training! Ss only receive 2 hrs initial training initially)

Conditions r needed to enhance learning

AL Guide needed for ss

Requires motivation by ss

Culture big influence

Teachers are not ready for it yet, it is possible but they have started and are on the way

tchs only tend to give recommendations

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