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ERIC Number: ED292836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Independent Learning: A Common Essential Learning: A Study Completed for the Saskatchewan Department of Education Core Curriculum Investigation Project.
Kesten, Cyril
The concept of independent learning is discussed. Independent learning is defined as learning in which the learner, in conjunction with relevant others, can make the decisions necessary to meet his or her own learning needs. This must be regarded as a direction or goal to be pursued, not as an absolute standard and not as a set of identifiable competences. Independent learners must accept responsibilities and standards in becoming self-directed and self-motivated. A model of independent learning is presented in which negotiations and shared decision making can take place about the needs, experiences, and evaluations of the learner. Recommendations for schools and teachers are included. An appendix lists objectives for independent learning. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
Authoring Institution: N/A