Self-directed learning [SDL] happens when we take charge of our own learning. We believe all learners can and should select, manage and assess their own learning as they journey down the the path of life-long-learning.
SDL skills emphasize processes and systems instead of content and standardized tests. If you are self-directed or want to learn more, you are our hero and we’d love to share with you.
- Are confident that they can learn.
- Make accurate assessments of why they succeed in learning.
- Think clearly about inaccuracies when failure occurs during tasks (know what to do when they “get stuck”).
- Actively seek to expand their repertoire of strategies for learning.
- Match strategies to the learning task, making adjustments when necessary.
- Ask for guidance from peers or the teacher.
- Take time to think about their own thinking.
- View themselves as continual learners and thinkers.