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What Is Self Directed Learning

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  • 1. What is Self-Directed Learning?
    • The process of learning in which the learner assumes primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating a learning project. The learner chooses what to learn and how to learn, and also decides when to continue and when to end the learning project.
  • 2. Why study SDL?
    • By studying these individuals, the researcher can "isolate the influence of the formal teaching environments on learning and thus permit the adult to be studied when he/she learns in a naturalistic and spontaneous fashion." (Danis & Tremblay)
  • 3. Goals of SDL
    • Enhance ability of adults to be more self-directed in learning (humanistic approach)
    • Foster transformational learning
    • Promote social action
  • 4. Enhance ability to be more self-directed
    • Adult learners need to develop both skills and attributes in SDL. (Knowles, Tough, Hiemstra, Brockett, Caffarella/O’Donnell)
    • Job of educators of adults is to help individuals be able to better plan, carry out, and evaluate their own learning.
  • 5. Foster Transformational Learning…
    • Mezirow: “…there is probably no such thing as a self-directed learner, except in the sense that there is a learner who can participate fully and freely in the dialogue through which we test our interests and perspectives against those of others and accordingly modify them and our learning goals.”
  • 6. Foster Transformational Learning…
    • Brookfield: “…the most complete form of self-directed learning occurs when process and reflection are married in the adult’s pursuit of meaning.”
  • 7. Main Areas of Research into SDL
    • Self-directed learning as:
      • a learning process
      • a personality aspect