Learner Independence (LI)SIG Report

Cozens, Phil
November 2009
Perspectives (TESOL Arabia);2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p50
Academic Journal
The article reports on the development of the Learner Independence (LI) Special Interest Group (SIG) in United Arab Emirates (UAE). It notes that LI SIG has Heather Baba as SIG Coordinator and Amr El Zarka acting as its liaison with the school system. It points out that its objectives were not changed such as the exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills, the implementation of independent learning schemes, and new technologies. It also hopes to find ways to help bring the Learner Autonomy and Independence concept into the classrooms.


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