ERIC Number: ED441167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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European Views of Self-Directed Learning: Historical, Conceptual, Empirical, Practical, Vocational. LOS, Learning Organized Self-Directed Researchgroup.
Straka, Gerald A., Ed.
Following an Introduction by editor Gerald A. Straka that posits various definitions of self-directed learning and discusses the views of the various authors in the text, this book consists of nine papers addressing issues and conceptions of self-directed learning in Europe. The following are included: "Self-Directed Learning in Continuing Education--A Report from Switzerland" (Christoph Metzger); "Self (-Directed) Learning in France" (Philippe Carre); "Self-Learning Activities in the French Community of Belgium" (Brigitte Denis); "Self-Directed Learning in the Netherlands" (Marcel R. van der Klink, Wim J. Nijhof); "Self-Directed Learning among Adults in the United Kingdom" (Keith Percy); "Self-Directed Learning in Portugal" (Maria Joao Malheiro Filgueiras); "Learning, Working and Social Practices: History and Future Trends in Italy" (Cristina Zucchermaglio); "Self-Directed Learning in Greece" (Nicholas Iliadis); and "Self-Directed Learning in Germany: From Instruction to Learning in the Process of Work" (Gerald A. Straka). (Each paper contains references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adults, Developed Nations, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Self Actualization, Student Motivation
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