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Designing an Innovative Online Course in Language Teaching Methodology for Middle School Teachers of English in China: Encouraging Learner and Teacher Autonomy Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair and Chen Zehang

Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair and Chen Zehang

in e-Learning Initiatives in China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098671
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0004
Designing an Innovative Online Course in Language Teaching Methodology for Middle School Teachers of English in China: Encouraging Learner and Teacher Autonomy Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair and Chen Zehang

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This chapter examines the design of innovative online courses in language teaching methodology for middle school teachers of English in China that would encourage learner and teacher autonomy. It considers how the development of a capacity for autonomy through scaffolded experiences support online programme participants in acquiring the independent learning skills necessary for success in this increasingly popular mode of learning. It also discusses the e-learning project called eChina-UK funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Keywords: online courses; language teaching; English; middle school; learner autonomy; teacher autonomy; learning skills; eChina-UK; HEFCE

Chapter.  8577 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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