Self Directed Learning

Self directed learning is an educational model  where the individual takes the initiative and responsibility for their own pursuit and development of knowledge.This theory is very closely associated with andragogy,and the expectations and experience that adults bring to the learning process. They want to know not only  why they are studying a particular topic,but how and when learning strategies are implemented.This does not mean there is no input from an instructor,but the emphasis is always on the student self directing, organizing  and evaluating their  learning experience.Some intellectuals,such as M.Knowles ,advocate learning  contracts, factoring in concepts such as diagnosing and formulating learning needs,identifying material resources,and implementing climate settings that encourage  mutual respect.I  feel self directed learning is a very positive environment that integrates well with online educational models,like Moocs.…/medical-schools/

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