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A systematic review of autonomous learning in ESL/EFL in Bangladesh: a road to discovery era (2009-2022)

Jamila, Maryam Jamila and Zubairi, Ainol Madziah (2022) A systematic review of autonomous learning in ESL/EFL in Bangladesh: a road to discovery era (2009-2022). English Language Teaching, 15 (4). pp. 47-66. ISSN 1916-4742 E-ISSN 1916-4750

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Learner autonomy has been a major focus of educational researchers in Bangladesh for more than a decade now. Studies in this area have generated significant themes in ESL/EFL pedagogy in Bangladesh, particularly during the last ten years or so, and the prospect looks promising. This article reviews the research pertaining to learner autonomy in Bangladesh during the years 2009-2022. The review revealed that studies related to learner autonomy in Bangladesh tend to focus on how autonomy facilitates English language teaching, examining teachers’ and learners’ attitudes, perception and readiness, factors affecting the fostering of learner autonomy, its implications, importance, and teachers’ varied roles to exhilarate learner autonomy. However, research on learner autonomy in English language teaching and learning in Bangladesh seems insignificant. During the review process, it has been evident that there is a crucial need for more in-depth empirical studies in autonomy. Moreover, there is significant lack of investigations where learners’ responses are included. Hence, this article examined the gaps, and suggestions for further studies are provided accordingly.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh, EFL/ESL, review, learner autonomy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ainol M Zubairi
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 12:30
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 12:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97520

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