Monday, 27 February 2012



From this week's discussion no one would deny the facts from the articles about learners autonomy. It is the desire of every teacher to have a class whose students are independent, determined and eager to learn.Thanasoulas in his articles talks/defines  learners autonomy as  includes

  • for situations in which learners study entirely on their own;
  • for a set of skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning;
  • for an inborn capacity which is suppressed by institutional education;
  • for the exercise of learners' responsibility for their own learning;
  • for the right of learners to determine the direction of their own learning

True every student and teacher I guess knows it , the main challenge remains how could someone promote learners autonomy in unfriendly environment, When talking of unfriendly environment I mean situation like where teachers are forced to accomplish the syllabus with certain limit of time, some students are not intrinsically motivated, some parents demoralise their kids for learning, social and economic impacts all these leads to students lacking self-esteem in learning .However as teachers we should try our level best to encourage the learners to be motivated and self determined for learning using whatever means available in you/our environment.

Taking about one-computer lesson, it is important for a teacher to have a piece of computer with him or her as most of works are simplified with the use of compute. Most of the advantages have been discussed in details in my discussion on the nicenet but just to add is that the teaching load  will always look like being minimised.
I have always been using a c computer in all my preparation and my task is giving students what have prepared and sometime it is easy to print for them.
My call  all the teachers should think of promoting learners autonomy with the use of technology where the computer is one of the component.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Nyinondi,

    Week 7 was so great. We upgraded our knowledge and we can use many of rewarding materials to help our students to become independent learners. I think that we should start helping our students to become autonomous from their early stages of learning. We should also encourage them to understand the word *autonomy* and we have to introduce it to them.

    Best regards