User:Vtaylor/Self-directed learning

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To become self-directed learners, students must learn to monitor and adjust their approaches to learning.
Learners may engage in a variety of metacognitive processes to monitor and control their learning—assessing the task at hand, evaluating their own strengths and weaknesses, planning their approach, applying and monitoring various strategies, and reflecting on the degree to which their current approach is working. Unfortunately, students tend not to engage in these processes naturally. When students develop the skills to engage these processes, they gain intellectual habits that not only improve their performance but also their effectiveness as learners.
-- Theory and Research-based Principles of Learning

student-directed learning, learner-directed learning, student-centered learning

  • skills
  • attitude
  • facilitating
  • learning objects - access, select, review

Learning objects

  • access - lists, directories, subscriptions
  • select - topics, appropriate complexity / detail
  • review - product, reflection

Other WikiEducators are saying:

  • User_talk:ASnieckus - self-directed student-centric approach, where the learner decides what's important to him and then we work together to lay out and implement an educational plan ... "Disrupting Class" by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, Michael B. Horn. Their premise is that over the next few years methods of educating children are going to move sharply toward computer-based courses and then to student-centric learning, based in online adaptive learning tools. I think wikieducator will be part of making this happen.
  • Building_capability_for_online_learning - Making students aware of the ways in which they can be active in their learning process (e.g. through instruction in note-taking, setting goals, learning strategies, self-regulation, study groups) and designing student learning experiences so that they utilise student choice such as project-based learning or research exercises may help students to develope meta-cognitive and self-directed learning skills. (Connor, 2004).