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ERIC Number: ED074346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 110
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Life Long Self Directed Education.
Knox, Alan B.
A rationale is presented with examples of an approach for professionals in the health sciences to becoming more self-directed in the ways in which they continue their education throughout their career. The five objectives of the discussion are: (1) to understand the functioning of the mentor role as it is used to guide self-directed education of health professionals; (2) to better understand a variety of effective strategies by which professionals in the health sciences can alternate between action problems and knowledge resources; (3) to recognize the way in which self-directed education fits into the broader context of continuing professional education; (4) to recognize that self-directedness in learning is a continuum which can be used by professionals to discover ways in which learning effectiveness can be improved; and (5) to appreciate the ways in which the proposed approach to life-long self-directed education can be used. The discussion is divided into four sections--continuing professional education, model of mentor role, the self-directed learner in action, and guidelines for facilitation of self-directed education. References are provided. (KM)
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