AbstractThe value and impact of professional development of
teachers are never-ending phenomena and it continues
to develop betterment in the teaching performances.
The current study aimed at giving professional
development training to Pakistani English as a foreign
language (EFL) teachers with reference to bringing,
promoting and practicing the culture of learner
autonomy in the EFL classrooms. Learner autonomy is
a widely used concept in foreign language teaching and
learning which makes learners more independent, selfconscious and self-aware of their own learning process.
This experimental study represents Pakistani EFL
teachers as the population, whereas 60 EFL teachers
from the various universities of the province Punjab
were taken as the sample. The results obtained showed
a clear difference in the agreement of the teachers on
using and practicing learner autonomy in their
classrooms. Their concepts and mindsets on learner
autonomy were changed after the training sessions.
1-Uzma Quraishi Professor and Director, Institute of Education, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Ayesha Butt Lecturer, TESOL, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Sameera Ayub Bhatti Lecturer, Lahore School of Accountacy and Finance, The University of Lahore (UOL), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
KeywordsEnglish as a foreign language (EFL), Foreign Language Teaching (FLT), Foreign Language Classrooms,
Volume & IssueIV - I