Fostering Autonomy in Japanese Learners
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 and delivery stages of this project, the teacher remained withdrawn and allowed students to recognize the responsibility they have for their learning.