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dc.contributor.authorHobbs, Moira
dc.contributor.authorDofs, Kerstin
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-30T22:23:17Z
dc.date.available2011-10-30T22:23:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-10
dc.identifier.issn2230-5831
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/1703
dc.description.abstractSelf-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.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealanden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tesolanz.org.nz/Site/CLESOL/CLESOL_2010.aspxen_NZ
dc.subjectself-access centres (SACs)en_NZ
dc.subjectindependent learning centresen_NZ
dc.subjectblended learningen_NZ
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_NZ
dc.subjectgood practiceen_NZ
dc.titleHow can Independent Learning Centres mediate language learning and communication?en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderKerstin Dofs and Moira Hobbsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130103 Higher Educationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDofs, 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.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage47en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage54en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleCLESOL 2010: Proceedings of the 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOLen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleCLESOL 2010: The 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOLen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand and Community Languages Association New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.locationDunedinen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2010-10-01
unitec.conference.edate2010-10-04
unitec.peerreviewednoen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms52454


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