Flourishing as a Self-Determined Learner within the Play of Learning

Güven Yalçın G. , Karaaslan H. , Howard S. L.

FLE Joint Conference 2021, Ankara, Turkey, 02 July 2021, pp.27-28

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-28


This talk aims to present the perceptions of learners at AYBU SFL

toward becoming self-determined learners by participating an extracurricular program which is

designed for learners to become metacognitively and meta-affectively prepared for the language

learning process, by engaging in peer reflective dialogues while implementing conceptualised

learning advising tools within synchronous online sessions. The program is based on Self-

Determination Theory (SDT) within its organismic perspective and PERMA, the five pillars of

well-being. Each session is implemented by conducting Intentional Reflective Dialogue within

the framework of the Equipped For the Future (EFF) Content Framework and Standards, which

helps to determine the specific knowledge and skills needed to overcome learning difficulties.

The preliminary findings of the content analysis of the data from the focus group discussions,

Group Speaking Activities

Flourishing as a Self-Determined Learner within the Play of Learning

questionnaires and the post-interviews will be presented suggesting that the program foster

satisfaction of learners’ needs of autonomy and wellbeing.