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ERIC Number: EJ935074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Self-Directed Learning and the Millennial Athletic Training Student
Hughes, Brian J.; Berry, David C.
Athletic Training Education Journal, v6 n1 p46-50 Jan-Mar 2011
Athletic training educators (ATEs) have a responsibility to remain aware of the current student population, particularly how they learn and give meaning to what they have learned. Just as clinical athletic trainers (ATs) must adapt to ever changing work schedules and demands, so too must athletic training educators. In addition to adapting to students' learning behaviors, athletic training educators must prepare students to become life-long learners through an introduction of adult learning theories that strengthen their educational and professional future. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to present a basic working model of self-directed learning and explain how educators can use this theory to ensure the professional success of Millennial students and, ultimately, strengthen the profession. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A