by Luciano Mariani, Milan, Italy (*)
times of change, learners inherit
the earth, while the Learned
find themselves equipped to
deal with a world that
no longer exists.
Learning Paths is specifically devoted to research and action for promoting learner autonomy. The focus is mainly, but not exclusively, on second language learning, with ample opportunities for cross-curricular work.
I believe that learner autonomy is an on-going process of self-discovery, in which both teachers and learners are invited to express and share their thoughts and feelings about what they are learning and how they are learning it.
Learning Paths aims to help this process of self-discovery by providing materials and references. Special Activity pages offer suggestions for individual and class tasks. Strategic lesson plans focus on strategy activation in the classroom. Surveys and questionnaires supply ready-to-use tools for investigating various aspects of the teaching/learning interface. The Papers section includes some of the papers I have produced and published in the area of learner autonomy and related issues.
The site also offers selected Bibliographies and Links to other dedicated sites. Relax ... in style provides a bit of personalised relaxation. You can also e-mail me ...
Enjoy this site. Thank you!
(*) A word about myself
I am a freelance teacher
of English as a second language, a teacher trainer and
a materials writer based in Milan, Italy. I have published
widely on the topics of study skills, learning styles
and strategies, and learner autonomy, and am the author
of cross-curricular materials such as Study Skills through
English, Strategie per Imparare, Portfolio and co-author of Il Portfolio a scuola, all published by Zanichelli,
Bologna. I have also co-authored Il Portfolio
delle lingue (Carocci, Roma), English Grammar for
(Longman, Harlow) and several secondary school courses,
including Flying Start, Go for It! and
Harlow) and Choices and On Target
www.learningpaths.org by Luciano Mariani, Milan, Italy