Self-Directed Learning is not new.
Studied in terms of adult education and vocation for years, self-directed learning is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons, including growing dissatisfaction with public schooling, and the rich formal and informal learning materials available online. This is the “age of information” after all. Self-directed learning is one response.
The four stages–very similar to the gradual release of responsibility model–appear below.
The Four Stages Of The Self-Directed Learning Model
Stage 1 Dependent Authority, Coach
Stage 2: Interested Motivator, Guide
Stage 3: Involved Facilitator
Stage 4: Self-Directed Consultant, Delegator
Slideshare user Barbara Stokes published the presentation.
More–much, much more–on self-directed learning over the coming months.