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How can Independent Learning Centres mediate language learning and communication?

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dc.contributor.author Hobbs, Moira
dc.contributor.author Dofs, Kerstin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-30T22:23:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-30T22:23:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.issn 2230-5831
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1703
dc.description.abstract Self-Access Centres (SACs) and Independent Learning Centres (ILCs) have been an integral part of many tertiary language schools around the world for several years. However, recently there have been restructurings, new developments, financial constraints and an on-going blossoming interest in distance and blended learning, all of which influence the functionality, effectiveness, utilisation and management of SACs. This paper reports on a qualitative research project throughout New Zealand, which benchmarks existing frameworks and services of Centres. Research methodology involves triangulating data from questionnaires, interviews and observations. Current issues arising from the research are: the philosophical and physical place of SACs within institutions and student programmes; support for ILCs from the institute, school and teachers; and the range and organisation of support services offered. Overarching this is enquiry into “Good Practice” for ILCs and linking this project to other current international studies. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://www.tesolanz.org.nz/Site/CLESOL/CLESOL_2010.aspx en_NZ
dc.subject Self-Access Centres en_NZ
dc.subject Independent Learning Centres en_NZ
dc.subject Blended learning en_NZ
dc.subject Qualitative research en_NZ
dc.subject Good practice en_NZ
dc.title How can Independent Learning Centres mediate language learning and communication? en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Kerstin Dofs and Moira Hobbs en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130103 Higher Education en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Dofs, K. & Hobbs, M. (2011). How can Independent Learning Centres mediate language learning and communication? In A. Feryok (Ed.), CLESOL 2010: Proceedings of the 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL (pp. 47-54). Retrieved from http://www.tesolanz.org.nz/ en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 47 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 54 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title CLESOL 2010: Proceedings of the 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL en_NZ
unitec.conference.title CLESOL 2010: The 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL en_NZ
unitec.conference.org Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand and Community Languages Association New Zealand en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Dunedin en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2010-10-01
unitec.conference.edate 2010-10-04
unitec.peerreviewed no en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 52454


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