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Archive of difficult-to-obtain writings on learner autonomy

We are developing both a physical collection of writings on learner autonomy in language education (housed in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick and consultable on site - we do not provide a photocopying or interlibrary loan service) and a digital archive of some writings, including reproduction here when permissions are forthcoming. (See links below for items accessible electronically so far.).

Our action plan is:

(1) to safeguard writings which are already or might become difficult to obtain;

(2) to serve as a temporary home for electronic publication of difficult-to-obtain sources (when permissions are given), until the point when these can be published by the writers / original publisher (e.g. teacher associations in the case of newsletters) themselves;

(3) to encourage and provide help to other autonomy-related associations etc. to publish their own archives; and

(4) to provide links to various sources - whether uploaded here or available on other sites - on this page.

See for a comprehensive chronological list of books, reports, conference proceedings etc. connected with learner autonomy in language education


Digital archive accessible so far:

Links to resources available on other sites:

  • CRAPEL: Mélanges Pédagogiques (now Mélanges CRAPEL) since 1970 (CRAPEL = Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pédagogiques en Langues, Université Nancy 2, France)
  • Independence [pdfs of earliest. issues have been sent on but not yet uploaded from within DAHLA project]. Digital archive of back issues of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy [previously, Learner Independence] Special Interest Group. Update (16 October 2012): Back issues have begun to be uploaded here:
  • Learning Learning Archive [earliest (1994 to 1998) issues uploaded from DAHLA holdings]. Digital archive of some back issues of the JALT Learner Development Special Interest Group newsletter, Learning Learning. See also the previous Learning Learning Archive
  • AUTO-L archive: Archived messages on the AUTO-L discussion list (December 2007 onwards: previous messages were not automatically archived)