외국어교육 제26권 제4호 (p.1-21)

Effects of Learner Autonomy on Performance and Learner Perceptions in EFL College Classes

키워드 :
learner autonomy tasks,college English,EFL Korean students,학습자 자율 과업,대학영어,영어를 외국어로 배우는 한국학생

목차

I. Introduction
II. Literature Review
III. Methodology
   1. Setting and Participants
   2. Course Description
   3. Data Collecting Procedures
   4. Data Analysis
IV. Results
   1. Students’ Academic Achievements in the Exams
   2. Students’ Responses to the LA Activity
   3. Students’ Participation in the Learning Process
V. Discussion and Conclusion
References

초록

In a teaching environment where all instructors have to teach the same class materials within limited time, from which they have to create the same test items, it is very difficult to create some space that could foster learner autonomy (LA). The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of LA on college students’ academic achievements, task perceptions, and classroom engagement at a Korean university. The study was undertaken in four sections of the same beginner level college English course over the course of a semester. A total of 84 students enrolled in the college English class participated in the study, of which 41 students were assigned to the control group and 43 students to the experimental group. The students’ learning outcomes between the control and experimental groups, their responses to the LA task, and the instructor’s observations of the students’ learning process were analyzed. The study revealed that the students in the experimental group produced significantly higher scores in their exams than those in the control group. Also, compared to its counterpart, the experimental group appeared to engage in the learning process more actively. Educational implications for promoting LA in EFL college classes are discussed.