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Call for Papers. Special Issue: Online advising and consultations in self-access.

SiSAL Journal Special Issue:  ‘Online advising and consultations in self-access.’

Editors: Jo Mynard and Adelia Peña Clavel

Submission deadline: December 20th 2022. Publication date: March, 2023.

In March 2023, we will publish a special issue on online advising and consultations in self-access. Online advising and consulting became the usual way to support students for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic when schools and campuses were closed and students were studying at home. However, some institutions had already been offering such support for many years, even before the pandemic. We are hoping to learn from our collective experiences and answer questions such as: 

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June 2022

Volume 13, Number 2, March 2022. Special Issue: Papers from the AILA 2021 Symposium

Edited by Kerstin Dofs and Diego Mideros

Articles

  • Introduction by Kerstin Dofs and Diego Mideros (177–181) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Complexity in Advising for Language Learning: From Theory to Practice by Maria Giovanna Tassinari (182–199)[Full text] [PDF]
  • A Complex Dynamic Model of Autonomy Development by Larissa Borges (200–223) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Concealing Identity Strategy: An Autonomous Chinese-Speaking Sojourner’s Linguistic and Social Involvements in a Religious Social Setting in The UK by Xinyang Lu, Vanessa Mar-Molinero, and Vicky Wright (224–247) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Teacher Roles in Promoting Out-of-Class Learning: Lessons From a Spanish for Specific Purposes Course by Diego Mideros (248–261)[Full text] [PDF]
  • Case Pedagogy in Initial Teacher Education: An Analysis of its Contribution to the Development of Professional Competences for Autonomy by Manuel Jiménez Raya and Borja Manzano Vázquez (262–285) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Autonomy, Empathy, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education: A Qualitative Study by Larissa Borges and Eduardo Castro (286–304) [Full text] [PDF]

Summaries and Reviews

  • Groningen 2021 by Diego Mideros and Kerstin Dofs (305–306) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Book Review: How to Learn Spanish: A Guide to Powerful Principles and Strategies for Successful Learning and Self-Empowerment by Maria Blanco, reviewed by Kerstin Dofs. (307–308) [Full text] [PDF]
  • AILA ReNLA Newsletter: AILA Congress in Groningen 2021 [PDF]

Cover image: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Wutsje / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0)

March, 2019

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Volume 10, Number 1, March 2019

Special Issue: Papers from the Third Psychology of Language Learning Conference

Edited by David Mcloughlin and Jo Mynard

Complete PDF

 

  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Papers from the Third Psychology of Language Learning Conference by David McLoughlin and Jo Mynard (1-4) [full text] [PDF]

Research Papers

  • Motivational Dynamics in Language Advising Sessions: A Case Study by Eduardo Castro (5-20) [full text] [PDF]
  • Primary Teachers’ Experiences in Preparing to Teach Irish: Views on Language Proficiency and Promoting the Language by Claire M. Dunne (21-43) [full text] [PDF]
  • Chinese Language Learner Motivation: Vision, Socialization and Progression by Junqing Jia (44-60) [full text] [PDF]
  • A Pedagogical Attempt to Promote Japanese College EFL Learners’ Self-Growth by Masao Kanaoka (61-78) [full text] [PDF]
  • Longitudinal Trajectories of Emotions in Four Dimensions Through Language Advisory Sessions by Ryo Moriya (79-110) [full text] [PDF]

Work in Progress

  • Exploring Third-Age Foreign Language Learning from the Well-being Perspective: Work in Progress by Dorota Matsumoto (111-116) [full text] [PDF]
  • Exploring Facilitative and Debilitative Spaces: A Shift in Focus from Classrooms to Learning Systems by Nathan Thomas (117-125) [full text] [PDF]

Review

  • Conference Review of Psychology of Language Learning 3, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (June 7-10, 2018) by Greg Rouault and Colin Skeates (126-134) [full text] [PDF]

 Upcoming Events

  • The International Association for Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL), 4th International Conference June 24-28, 2020, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia in Canada. https://www.iapll.com/pll4

 

Cover photo by Jo Mynard taken at PLL3, Tokyo, Japan. June, 2018.

June, 2017

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Special Issue: Papers from the 7th Independent Learning Association Conference in Wuhan, China, 4-7 November 2016 

Edited by Kerstin Dofs and Moira Hobbs

 

 

Introductory Papers by Guest Editors Moira Hobbs and Kerstin Dofs

  • Foreword (84-85) [full text] [PDF]
  • Opening Speech (86-87) [full text] [PDF]
  • Self-Access Centre and Autonomous Learning Management: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? (88-101) [full text] [PDF]

Papers by Keynote Speakers

  • The Pedagogy of Learner Autonomy: Lessons from the Classroom by Sara Cotterall (102-115) [full text] [PDF]
  • Autonomy in the Time of Complexity: Lessons from Beyond the Classroom by Garold Murray (116-134) [full text] [PDF]
  • Language Learning Beyond the Classroom: Access all Areas by Phil Benson (135-146) [full text] [PDF]

Papers by Presenters at the Symposium on Self-Access Learning

  • The Evolution and Devolution of Management and Training Needs for Self-Access Centre Staff by David Gardner (147-156) [full text] [PDF]
  • Encouraging Autonomy Through a Community of Practice: The Role of a Self-Access Centre by Maria Giovanna Tassinari (157-168) [full text] [PDF]
  • Promoting Learner Autonomy and Self-Directed Learning: The Evolution of a SALC Curriculum by Jo Mynard and Rob Stevenson (169-182) [full text] [PDFPDF]
  • Autonomy and Complexity in Social Learning Space Management  by Garold Murray (183-193) [full text] [PDF]

Press Release 

  • Interview with Jianying Du, Kerstin Dofs and Moira Hobbs on Friday, November 4th, 2016, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) by Wen Shanshan (194-198) [full text] [PDF]

Calls for papers 

Conference: The Japan Association on Self-Access Learning (JASAL) Annual Conference on 16th December, 2017 in Chiba, Japan. Deadline for submissions: September 3rd. https://jasalorg.com/2017/06/08/call-for-presentations-jasal-2017/

Special Issue of SiSAL Journal. December 2017 issue on student leadership in self-access to be edited by Kevin Knight, Jo Mynard and Erin Okamoto. Deadline for papers: September 10th. https://sisaljournal.org/for-authors/cfp-leadership/

Copyright © 2017 Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, ISSN 2185-3762. Copyright held by individual authors.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Student Leadership in Self-Access

Call for papers. SiSAL Journal is planning to publish a special issue on student leadership in self-access in December 2017 (Volume 8, Issue 4) edited by Kevin Knight, Jo Mynard, and Erin Okamoto. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 10th, 2017.

Information for potential contributors

The editors take view that language learner autonomy and self-access learning can be applied  to other areas of students’ lives and not just the process of language learning. Equally, by engaging in leadership roles, learners take charge of not only aspects of their lives but also their language learning. Further, we believe that a Self-Access Learning center (SALC) can and does promote student leadership development. Until now the bodies of work on language learner autonomy / self-access and on student leadership have taken two separate academic paths, yet there are benefits for combining the two fields. A closer examination of the literature alongside an investigation of how leadership is conceptualized in self-access learning could shed light on our understanding of language learner autonomy. In this special issue, we hope to explore the two overlapping fields by featuring contributions from different contexts and perspectives. One such perspective may be where self-access learners are engaged in leadership roles. These roles might include students working or volunteering in a SALC, students organizing events, or students taking charge of other aspects of SALCs. Another perspective may be how self-access learning makes it possible for individual students or groups of students to achieve shared visions or create social change. A third perspective may be how self-access learners conceptualize leadership.  Finally, how do SALC leaders’ conceptualizations of  leadership and self-access learning influence SALC design and operations? Continue reading