Can children be self-directed learners?

Self-direction is an important skill in becoming a successful learner. But surely this is a skill that is more suited to adults than to children who need much more structure in their learning environment. Plus, the language classroom already has so many pressures. How is it possible to teach children English while also helping them develop the skill of self-direction?

This session explores self-direction in the context of language learning and how to embed opportunities in the young learners' classroom for children to develop the skills to become more self-aware and proactive language learners.