Two weeks ago I posted an article here about The Basics of Blended-Learning in which I talked about this relatively new learning concept and I mentioned that more and more learning concepts have emerged due to the growing embrace of technology into every facet of our life. It does become hard to keep track of everything that emerges as a result of this over-digitization of education but at least we should have an idea and a clear picture of those popular ones . Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is planning to introduce you to some of these learning concepts and guide you towards a better understanding of what they mean and hoping that you will benefit from them in informing your teaching practice. I have already talked about Blended Learning, Flipped Learning, and today I am introducing you to Self-directed learning.
What is self-directed learning all about ?
There are a variety of definitions as to what SDL is all about and going through all of them I found that Knowles has been very articulate in the way he defined SDL.
- Learners take the initiative to pursue a learning experience and
- They take the responsibility and accountability for completing their learning
- They have a readability to learn
- They set their own learning goals
- They engage in their learning
- They evaluate their learning