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Fostering Autonomy in Japanese Learners



Stephen Mitchell, 2023. Fostering Autonomy in Japanese Learners. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 4(3), pp67-70.


The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of self-directed learning and learner autonomy for Japanese college students who arrive at university by being accustomed to teacher-directed instruction. Therefore, the author presents an activity where students choose a topic, prepare presentation content, create PowerPoint Slides, practice their content, present it, and engage in Q&A. During this preparation. and delivery stages of this project, the teacher remained withdrawn and allowed students to recognize the responsibility they have for their learning.

Keywords: autonomy, learner-centered, teacher-directed instruction, Japanese English education.

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