ERIC Number: ED265825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Self Directed Learning and Distance Education. ZIFF Papiere 48.
This discussion of the relationship between self-directed learning, adult development, and distance education presents findings from researchers in the field of autonomous learning. In addition, the implications of self-directed learning for the curriculum and teaching methods in distance education are considered. The document is divided into the following sections: (1) assumptions about learning and teaching; (2) the self-directed or autonomous learner; (3) topics in which self-directed learners are interested; (4) the implications of self-directed learning for the organization of distance education systems; (5) teaching the self-directed learner; (6) the author's personal experience with an open university course for adults, "Education for Adults"; (7) technology in the service of the individual; (8) a chart summarizing the life cycle research theories of eight contemporary researchers; (9) a section of the course outline for "Education for Adults"; and (10) a list of references. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Cognitive Style, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Open Universities, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: FernUniversitat, Hagen (West Germany). Zentrales Inst. fur Fernstudienforschung Arbeitsbereich.
Identifiers - Location: West Germany