ERIC Number: ED401253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Learning for Life: Creating Classrooms for Self-Directed Learning.
Areglado, Ronald J.; And Others
This book explores concepts and methods of self-directed learning (SDL), documenting and illustrating the SDL methodology with practical examples. SDL is a synergistic process in which a teacher helps learners use various strategies and perceptual skills to learn on their own, become more responsible for their learning, and take charge of their own lives. SDL enables learners not only to acquire knowledge of subject matter, but also to understand themselves and their work habits, perceptions, aspirations, value systems, and potential. SOL helps students rely on their own learning power instead of depending solely on the teacher, and teaches them how to work cooperatively with others. The eight chapters define and compare SDL with traditional schools; examine self-directed learners and changing student perceptions; describe an SDL classroom; explore the teacher's role and the principal's role in SDL; and outline how to become a SDL school. A glossary and additional exercises are included. (Contains 47 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6385-8; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6386-6).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A