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Learner autonomy, self-assessment and language tests: Towards a new assessment culture

David Little

in Independent Language Learning

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083640
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0003
Learner autonomy, self-assessment and language tests: Towards a new assessment culture

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This chapter argues for the establishment of an assessment culture that recognises the development of learner autonomy as a primary goal in second language learning and teaching, and in which the learner plays a role in evaluating learning outcomes. Describing an institution-wide language programme at Trinity College, Dublin, the chapter explores the implications of the use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio for both learning and assessment.

Keywords: learner autonomy; second language learning; assessment; test; learning outcome

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Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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