ERIC Number: ED114653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Self-Directed Learning: A Guide for Learners and Teachers.
Knowles, Malcolm S.
The self-directed learning guide consists of three parts: The Learner, The Teacher, and Learning Resources. Part 1 contains four inquiry projects which examine the importance of self-directed learning, its assumptions, required competencies, and learning plan design. The nature of the inquiry between author and teacher in Part 2 is to explore the implications for teachers of having self-directed learners as students. Knowles visualizes the teacher role as that of facilitator of learning rather than teacher, procedural guide rather than content transmitter. The reader is led through a semester graduate course in "The Nature of Adult Education," taught by the author, where the teacher performs as a facilitator and resource to self-directed learners. Part 3 consists of 15 learning resources: a comparison of assumptions and processes, competencies of self-directed learning, a learning contract, descriptions of self-directed learners, relationship-building exercises, a consultation skill-practice exercise, a self-assessment exercise, a content-course self-assessment instrument, guidelines for stating objectives, questioning strategies/techniques, relating methods to objectives, exercises in reading a book proactively and using human resources proactively, types of evidence for different objectives, and examples of rating scales. The appendix contains guidelines for contract learning. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Objectives, Independent Study, Learning Processes, Performance Contracts, Rating Scales, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Association Press, 291 Broadway, New York, New York 10007 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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