Learner Autonomy: Learner Autonomy and the University of the Global Future
Paulette A. Ramsay
Learner autonomy involves a shift from behaviourism toward more constructivist approaches so as to attain more meaningful teaching/learning experiences and outcomes. This is becoming increasingly more important at the tertiary level where there is greater awareness of globalization and its demands for the internationalization of education. The debate has moved way beyond considerations about whether or not Learner Autonomy can work at the tertiary level, to exploring how it can be used across disciplines to promote self-direction and collaboration among students and lecturers/instructors for their mutual benefit.
Keywords: Learner autonomy; Teaching; Learning; Postsecondary education; Academic libraries; Time management