Self-Directed Learning

A Time for Big Projects

For those of us interested in self-directed learning and project-based learning, the closing of schools due to the pandemic provides an ideal opportunity for students to engage in major projects. Such conditions are a test […]

Self-Directed Learning

Educated: A Memoir

The experiences reported in this memoir are so different from those of most people in modern societies that they highlight dimensions of the educational process that we take for granted. This volume can be particularly […]

Self-Directed Learning

Super Learners

Writing in Medium, Thomas Oppong highlights six characteristics of those he calls super learners, individuals who engage in activities to be continuously learning on their own throughout life. The six habits are within reach of […]

Self-Directed Learning

Learning from Peers

One strategy for helping students to develop as self-directed learners is to give them experience learning from one another, that is, collaborating on tasks to facilitate their learning apart from direct interaction with a teacher. […]