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dc.contributor.authorZhong, Qunyan (Maggie)
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-15T21:22:58Z
dc.date.available2012-02-15T21:22:58Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.issn2185-3762
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/1769
dc.description.abstractWhat beliefs do Chinese learners hold about language learning? What is the effect of these beliefs on their autonomous learning? These are the two questions that this study aims to address. I employed naturalistic inquiry (Lincoln & Guba, 1985) to investigate five Chinese ESL learners’ beliefs about language learning and their learning behaviour. A number of instruments (interviews, classroom observations and stimulated recall, learning logs) were used to collect triangulated data over a 12-week period. Following standard procedures of qualitative data analysis, I identified five categories of learners’ beliefs. The results revealed that the beliefs that the learners held were context-specific, reflecting their learning experiences. Some of them were conducive to learning autonomy while others were not. The beliefs influenced the level of the learners’ autonomy. The study suggests that educators should take into account learners’ beliefs when promoting autonomous learning.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherKanda University of International Studiesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://sisaljournal.org/archives/dec10/zhongen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article may be used for research, teaching and private study purposes. Please contact the author for permission to re-print elsewhere.en_NZ
dc.subjectChinese learnersen_NZ
dc.subjectautonomyen_NZ
dc.subjectautonomous learningen_NZ
dc.subjectlearners’ beliefsen_NZ
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_NZ
dc.subjectlearning behavioren_NZ
dc.titleThe effect of Chinese ESL learners’ beliefs on their autonomous learningen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderQunyan Zhongen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationZhong, Q. (2010). The effect of Chinese ESL learners’ beliefs on their autonomous learning. SiSAL Journal, 1(3), 212-225. Available from http://sisaljournal.org/archives/dec10/zhongen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage212en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage225en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume1en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleSiSAL Journalen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms51651


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