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ERIC Number: ED473804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 9
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Investigating Self-Directed Learning in Culture, Learning Styles, and Creativity.
Beswick, Dessa M.; Chuprina, Larissa; Canipe, James B.; Cox, Barry
This paper presents research findings that address the relationship of self-directed learning with culture, learning styles, and creativity. Three doctoral dissertations at Tufts University have explored issues related to self-directed learning. The first, by L. Chuprina, investigated the relationship between self-directed learning readiness and cross-cultural adaptability among 832 U.S. expatriate managers working for 1 company using measures of self-directed learning and cross-cultural adaptability. Findings indicate that self-directed learning skills can be the factors that foster cross-cultural adaptability. A second study, by J. Canipe, examined the relationship between self-directed learning readiness and learning styles in 260 graduate students. Evidence from this study suggests that self-directed learning readiness occurs among all four learning styles, and that self-directed learning readiness appears to be an amalgamation of learning styles and modes of learning. The third study, by B. Cox, explored the relationship between creativity and self-directed learning readiness in 114 community college students. Connections between self-directed learning and creativity were reconfirmed by this study. The results of all three studies add to the knowledge of the relationship of self-directed learning to culture, learning styles, and creativity for adult learners. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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