In self-directed learning (SDL), the individual takes the initiative and the responsibility for what occurs. Individuals select, manage, and assess their own learning activities, which can be pursued at any time, in any place, through any means, at any age. In schools, teachers can work toward SDL a stage at a time. Teaching emphasizes SDL skills, processes, and systems rather than content coverage and tests. For the individual, SDL involves initiating personal challenge activities and developing the personal qualities to pursue them successfully.
Nine Tips for Effective Self-Direct Learning
1.Focus: Get Over Multitasking Paralysis
2.Define and Give It a Name
3.Assign Little Steps
4.Latch Onto Pre-Existing Systems
5.Test The Tactics
6.Up the Stakes
7.Talk About What You’re Doing—But Not What You’re Going to Do
8.Get Help From Your Peers
9.Measure Your Results
vExtention Of Learning
In this learning process, where a learner has total control about the choice of what the learn,how to learn,and how to evaluate learning.
Possible behavioral indicators of the salient ascpect of sdl
ØSalient aspect of sdl
¢Management and monitoring of own learning
ØSome possible behavioral indicators
1.Students formulate a question and generate relevant inquiries
2.Students explore a range of possibilities and make sound desicions
3.Students self-plan and self-manage their time
4.Students critically reflect on their learning and initiate gathering of feedback from theachers and peers to archieve their learning goal.