How to Apply Learner Autonomy and Self-Assessment Method to Promote Test Takers’ Learning: A Case Study of SAT Test Preparation


In the fields of pedagogy and language assessment, self-assessment has been regarded as an effective teaching and learning method. This method can promote learning in a positive way, and have positive washback on learning, particularly for students who are preparing for high-stake tests. Also, Learner Autonomy has long been accepted as a useful method for both teachers and students, but hard to be applied in classroom setting. In the Chinese context, so far, neither have the teachers nor students attached much importance to self-assessment or Learner Autonomy. This paper addresses how to apply a new framework, united with Nunan’s five level learner autonomy method and self-assessment, in an SAT preparation phase. It is found that the new framework is able to promote learning and learning strategies positively. Also, this paper suggests that, in the initial stage of the implementation of the new framework, some problems need to be taken seriously by teachers.

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Li Dong, New Oriental Education&Technology Group Ltc., China

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Conference: ACLL2019
Stream: Psychology of the learner

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