Saturday, March 12, 2005

Developing Self Directed Learners

According to the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's most recent regional needs assessment "helping students become self-directed learners who take responsibility for their own academic performance" was ranked near the top of identified priorities...This Topical Summary looks at current research on several aspects of developing self-directed learners:

  • Defining who is a self-directed learner
  • Teaching or helping students to become self-directed learners
  • Creating school environments that nurture self-directed learning within
    standards-based accountability systems
  • How implementing state-level policies can assist schools in their efforts to become centers of high achievement and incubators for self-directed learners

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