Updated March 2017
Since 1993 when the Learner Development SIG was founded, it has grown from a small group of people who more or less knew each other to a complex network with multiple goals, different projects, and many nodes of activity – in conferences, forums, local get-togethers, and book projects.
The SIG published its first book, Autonomy You Ask! (2003) in the early 2000s, followed by More Autonomy You Ask! (2006). Six years later Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts (2012) was published, the first book project of the Learner Development SIG to be produced by an international publisher. More recently the SIG released its first e-book, Collaborative Learning in Learner Development (CLiLD) (2014), as well as a web-based book, Learner Development Working Papers (2014/16).
A great number of SIG members have taken part in these book projects, nurturing together a lively commitment to theorisation from practice, as well as an experimental, reflective approach to their shared teacher learning.
If you are interested in taking part in a Learner Development SIG book project, please feel free to discuss your ideas with other SIG members, including people on the committee. We would be delighted to hear from you.