Dr.Talib Muhammadsharif Omer

Dr.Talib Muhammadsharif Omer

Erbil Polytechnic University /Mergasor Technical Institute

A Short Bio / زانیاری کەسیی / سيرة ذاتية قصيرة

Talib has received his MA in TESOL at the University of Nottingham/UK and PhD in English Language and Applied Linguistics in the college of languages at Salahaddin University -Erbil, Iraq. He has worked for different universities and academic institutions and got involved in many training courses nationally and internationally. He has been teaching at the university level for more than ten years experiences. His research interests are including topics in applied linguistics, teacher professional development and school educational leadership. Talib served at Soran University as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education for Scientific Affairs. Currently, he is Dean of Mergasor Technical Institute at Erbil Polytechnic University.

Category / پۆلێن / الفئة :

Learner Autonomy / خۆبەڕێوەبەریی فێرخواز / استقلالية المتعلم -الطالب

Seminar Title / ناونیشانی بابەت / عنوان الندوة :

Learner Autonomy: theories and practices

Abstract / پوختە / الملخص

Much has been said about learning as a framework for knowing things and increasing knowledge but little has been found to deal with theoretical perspectives on learning and learner autonomy. Learner autonomy has become a key aim of education, particularly in higher education in western universities. The autonomous learner has been defined as a way that one can take responsibility for their own learning. In Europe, learner autonomy has formally become part of the mainstream in language education and assessment. The gap has been noticed that students still learn dependently at the tertiary level. The researcher seeks to answer the following questions: to what extent are students autonomous? What autonomous strategies do students use in English language learning?
The purpose of this small research study is to develop learner autonomy under the willingness and ability of second language learners in Kurdistan’s educational context. To know to what extent students are aware of learner autonomy and what they should do to become successful autonomous learners at academic institutions. In this small scale research, both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in order to understand in depth. The results show that majority of students are not autonomous learners most of them depend on their instructors for learning English as a second language.

Keywords / وشە سەرەکیەکان / الكلمات المفتاحية

Autonomy, learner, English language learning theories