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Title: Supporting the development of autonomous learning skills in reading and writing in an independent language learning centre
Authors: Chiu, LW
Keywords: Independent language learning
Writing conference
Extensive reading
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Kanda University of International Studies
Source: SiSAL journal : studies in self-access learning, 2012, v. 3, no. 3, p. 266-290 How to cite?
Journal: SiSAL journal : studies in self-access learning 
Abstract: This article draws on observations, examples and findings from previous action research and teaching experiences gathered in an independent language learning centre in a university in Hong Kong to explore strategies for supporting independent learning. The learning centre offers one-to-one and small-group learning sessions to support the development of independent learning skills in various areas. This discussion will explore particularly the focuses of reading and writing skills development. These learner-centred support sessions aim to develop awareness of different types of learning strategies to suit individual learning needs, and cultivate interest and ability for continuous self-learning. The benefits of a semi-structured scaffolding format with attention to individual learning differences and supported by technology will be highlighted.
ISSN: 2185-3762
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