A field of study centrally concerned with meaning and the practices of meaning- making in the context of joint activity, and the ways in which these practices are mediated through designed artifacts (Stahl, Koschmann, & Suthers (2006).
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Self-directed learning (SDL) is any increase in knowledge, skill, accomplishment, or personal development that an individual selects and brings about by his or her own efforts using any method in any circumstances at any time.
(Gibbons, 2002. p. 2)
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Watch this video: http://www.edutopia.org/east-technology-lab-video
Take notes on:
What types of learning activities are the students involved in?
In what ways are these activities self-directed? (Refer to the previous slide)
Do you see the other dimensions of meaningful learning here?
Record your thoughts in your personal wiki page and be prepared to share with the class
The SDL Spectrum Incidental self-directed learning “ The occasional introduction of SDL activities into courses or programs that are otherwise teacher-directed.” Teaching students to think independently “ Courses or programs that emphasise the personal pursuit of meaning through exploration, inquiry, problem solving and creative activity.” Self-managed learning “ Courses or programs presented through learning guides that students complete independently.” Self-planned learning “ Courses or programs in which students pursue course outcomes through activities they design themselves.” Self-directed learning “ Courses or programs in which students choose the outcomes, design their own activities and pursue them in their own way.” Source: http://www.selfdirectedlearning.com/SDLProgram.html Low degree of self-direction High degree of self-direction
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