Fostering autonomous learning: A holistic view

Maliheh Babaee, Si Fan, Heidi Smith

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This paper brings together a range of literature addressing components of autonomous learning. Autonomous learning provides the opportunity to transform learning from teacher centered towards student-oriented learning. Although selfassessment, self-regulation, self- access learning ,technology, and implementing e-portfolios are different components and strategies to foster autonomy, these strategies cannot facilitate autonomous learning automatically. Educators are required to transform their traditional role as controllers of learning to facilitators of learning in order to support and facilitate autonomous learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Autonomous learning
  • E-portfolios
  • Learner autonomy
  • Teacher autonomy


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