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self-directed learning

Self-Directed Learning

Self -directed learning (SDL) is a “process in which individuals take the initiative, without the help of others” in planning, carrying out, and evaluating their own learning experiences" (Knowles, 1975).

As you have probably experienced, SDL can be difficult for some, and, clearly not all learners prefer the self -directed option, asking for and even demanding more formal,  teacher-directed instruction. I am always intrigued (amused?) when I hear adults in our programs demand that teachers tell them what to do when they dropped out of the systems that did just that!

Webinar Recording Available: Academic Coaching for Classroom Facilitation and Self-Directed Learning

(Note:  Updated on 1/28/2015 with links to webinar, presentation slides, and presentation references)  

Learning Revolution Conference

Good afternoon,

See the announcement below about a free online learning conference which begins on Monday, April 21.  This year's conference theme is "What are we learning about learning?"  The announcement contains links for accessing the conference.

Gail Cope, SME, LINCS Program Management Group


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