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'''Author:Scott Jill'''
 
==Preparing Students for Self-Directed Learning==
 
==Preparing Students for Self-Directed Learning==
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The purpose of this mini-course is to explore ways instructional designers and instructors can enhance the skills learners need for successful self-directed learning.  
 
The purpose of this mini-course is to explore ways instructional designers and instructors can enhance the skills learners need for successful self-directed learning.  
  
As we progress into the 21st century, individuals will be required to know how to learn. Individuals, both students and workers, will be required to identify a problem, research potential solutions, and solve problems. Individuals in the 21st century will be required to build and use knowledge. The growth of the Internet and the ever changing capacity of computers puts knowledge at the finger tips of all individuals. The challenge, however, is how to independently access the knowledge and learn new skills.  
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As we progress into the 21st century, individuals will be required to know how to learn. Individuals, both students and workers, will be required to identify a problem, research potential solutions, and solve problems. Individuals in the 21st century will be required to build and use knowledge. The growth of the Internet and the ever changing capacity of computers puts knowledge at the finger tips of all individuals. The challenge, however, is how to independently access the knowledge and learn new skills. This is the essence of self-directed learning.  
  
Computer-based applications and distance learning are touted as opportunities for individuals to access new knowledge and learn new skills. The reality is that some individuals are able to independently access the information while others cannot.  
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Self-directed learning is a process in which the individual assumes control over key aspects learning. In a self-directed learning environment, an individual would take responsibility for determining what is learned, how it is learned, when it is learned, and if it is learned. Computer-based applications and distance learning lend themselves as self-directed learning opportunities for individuals to access new knowledge and learn new skills. The reality is that some individuals are able to independently access the information while others cannot.  
  
Understanding the characteristics of self-directed learning will provide instructional designers and instructors insight into how we can foster the skills needed for successful self-directed learning.
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Understanding the characteristics of self-directed learning will provide instructional designers and instructors insight into how we can foster the skills needed for successful self-directed learning and how we can prepare learners for the 21st century.
  
 
''Before We Begin''
 
''Before We Begin''
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==Unit 1: Setting the Stage==
 
==Unit 1: Setting the Stage==
  
The pupose of this unit is to lay the ground work for this mini-course. This unit includes the goals and objectives for the mini course.  
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In this unit, participants will be introduced to the issues surrounding self-directed learning and review the goals and objectives for the mini course.  
  
The Tale of Two Students [[Page 1]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]The Tale of Two Students [[Page 1]]
  
Mini-course Overview [[Page 2]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Mini-course Overview [[Page 2]]
  
 
==Unit 2: Self-Directed Learning: A Self-Reflection==
 
==Unit 2: Self-Directed Learning: A Self-Reflection==
  
This unit is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the characterisistics of successful self-directed learners.  
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In this unit, participnts will complete a self-rating survey of self-directed learning and assess their readiness to engage in self-directed study.
  
Are You Ready for Self-Directed Learning [[Page 3]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Are You Ready for Self-Directed Learning [[Page 3]]
  
Scoring [[Page 4]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Scoring [[Page 4]]
  
Analysis [[Page 5]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Analysis [[Page 5]]
  
 
==Unit 3: The Foundation of Self-Directed Learning==
 
==Unit 3: The Foundation of Self-Directed Learning==
  
The purpose of this unit is to present some of the latest research on self-directed learning.
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In this unit, participants will be exposed to the latest research on self-directed learning.
  
The Foundation of Self-Directed Learning [[Page 6]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]The Foundation of Self-Directed Learning [[Page 6]]
  
 
==Unit 4: Putting it to Practice==
 
==Unit 4: Putting it to Practice==
  
The purpose of this unit is to enable participants to connect theory to their own practice.
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In this unit, participants will have an opportunity to connect theory to practice.
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]What Can We Do? [[Page 7]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Teacher Strategies [[Page 8]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Self Reflection [[Page 9]]
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==Additonal Information==
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Resources and Bibliography [[Page 10]]
  
What Can We Do? [[Page 7]]
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[[Image:Bd21300_.gif ]]Go to the Portfolio Design Page[[Scott_Jill#Welcome_to_Scott.27s_Portfolio_Page]]
  
Teacher Strategies [[Page 8]]
 
  
==Reflection==
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If you have any questions or comments concerning this mini-course, please contact Scott Jill via email at scott_117@yahoo.com.
  
Self-Reflection [[Page 9]]
 
  
==Resources and Bibliography==
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[[Category: Self-regulation and metacognition]]
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[[Category: Early learning]]
  
This section presents various resources on self-directed learning and the bibliography for this mini-course.
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[[Category: Elementary grades]]
  
Resources and Bibliography [[Page 10]]
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[[Category: Middle school]]
  
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[[Category: High school]]
  
==Contact==
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[[Category: K-12]]
  
If you have any questions or comments concerning this mini-course, please contact Scott Jill via email at scott_117@yahoo.com.
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[[Category: College education]]

Latest revision as of 11:09, 29 October 2021

Author:Scott Jill

Preparing Students for Self-Directed Learning

The purpose of this mini-course is to explore ways instructional designers and instructors can enhance the skills learners need for successful self-directed learning.

As we progress into the 21st century, individuals will be required to know how to learn. Individuals, both students and workers, will be required to identify a problem, research potential solutions, and solve problems. Individuals in the 21st century will be required to build and use knowledge. The growth of the Internet and the ever changing capacity of computers puts knowledge at the finger tips of all individuals. The challenge, however, is how to independently access the knowledge and learn new skills. This is the essence of self-directed learning.

Self-directed learning is a process in which the individual assumes control over key aspects learning. In a self-directed learning environment, an individual would take responsibility for determining what is learned, how it is learned, when it is learned, and if it is learned. Computer-based applications and distance learning lend themselves as self-directed learning opportunities for individuals to access new knowledge and learn new skills. The reality is that some individuals are able to independently access the information while others cannot.

Understanding the characteristics of self-directed learning will provide instructional designers and instructors insight into how we can foster the skills needed for successful self-directed learning and how we can prepare learners for the 21st century.

Before We Begin

Embedded in each of the units is an opportunity for mini-course participants to respond to various questions. In an effort to share your insight with others who may complete this mini-course, please use the "discussion" tab to post your responses.

Unit 1: Setting the Stage

In this unit, participants will be introduced to the issues surrounding self-directed learning and review the goals and objectives for the mini course.

Bd21300 .gifThe Tale of Two Students Page 1

Bd21300 .gifMini-course Overview Page 2

Unit 2: Self-Directed Learning: A Self-Reflection

In this unit, participnts will complete a self-rating survey of self-directed learning and assess their readiness to engage in self-directed study.

Bd21300 .gifAre You Ready for Self-Directed Learning Page 3

Bd21300 .gifScoring Page 4

Bd21300 .gifAnalysis Page 5

Unit 3: The Foundation of Self-Directed Learning

In this unit, participants will be exposed to the latest research on self-directed learning.

Bd21300 .gifThe Foundation of Self-Directed Learning Page 6

Unit 4: Putting it to Practice

In this unit, participants will have an opportunity to connect theory to practice.

Bd21300 .gifWhat Can We Do? Page 7

Bd21300 .gifTeacher Strategies Page 8

Bd21300 .gifSelf Reflection Page 9

Additonal Information

Bd21300 .gifResources and Bibliography Page 10

Bd21300 .gifGo to the Portfolio Design PageScott_Jill#Welcome_to_Scott.27s_Portfolio_Page


If you have any questions or comments concerning this mini-course, please contact Scott Jill via email at scott_117@yahoo.com.