Learner Autonomy: CSRE Approach-the Launching Pad

Dr. Mohammed Quamruddin Ansari


There has been a marked shift within the field of language learning and teaching over the past two decades with greater emphasis being put on learners and learning rather than on teachers and teaching. This shift requires redefining the role of teachers, teaching methods and the learning materials. Learning doesn’t occur in vacuum and learner autonomy doesn’t happen automatically. Teachers play a major interactive role with both the learners and learning environment. They use effective strategies and suitable materials to enhance the learning process but at times with little success. What is required: the proper groundwork, the platform, the launching pad which will encourage the students to open up, act freely and autonomously? CSRE approach might help in preparing and fostering the students’ motivational level. This is an all-inclusive approach that not only serves the average learners but also encourages the slow learners to participate in the classroom activities. Teachers are ever learners. This paper evaluates the prevalent teaching learning process based on the extensive interaction with the learners and teachers spanning around thirty years’ of tryst within the theoretical framework.


Motivation; Learner Autonomy; Teacher Autonomy; Teachers as Co-Learners; Rapport.

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