Overcoming Resistance to Self-Direction in Adult Learning

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One of the most important influences in recent years on successful practice in adult and continuing education is the idea of self-direction. The purpose of this volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is to describe various instances in which resistance to self-direction has been overcome and in which individuals have been helped to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning. It is also intended to help readers understand some of the sources of resistance and become better able to...
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Overview

One of the most important influences in recent years on successful practice in adult and continuing education is the idea of self-direction. The purpose of this volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is to describe various instances in which resistance to self-direction has been overcome and in which individuals have been helped to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning. It is also intended to help readers understand some of the sources of resistance and become better able to identify strategies that enable educators and trainers of adults to overcome such resistance.
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Table of Contents

Editors' Notes 1
1 Resistance to Self-Direction in Adult Learning: Myths and Misunderstandings 5
2 Resources Related to Overcoming Resistance to Self-Direction in Learning 13
3 Portfolio Assessment as a Strategy for Self-Direction in Learning 23
4 Adopting Self-Directed Learning in Continuing Professional Education: Physicians and Architects 31
5 Practical Experience with Self-Directed Learning in Business and Industry Human Resource Development 39
6 Applying Self-Directed Learning Principles in the Technical Training of a High-Risk Industry 47
7 Using Technology to Provide Self-Directed Learning Options for Power Utility Employees 55
8 Resistance by Educators to Using a Self-Directed Learning Perception Scale 63
9 Enhancing Self-Direction in the Adult Learner: Instructional Techniques for Teachers and Trainers 71
10 Helping Learners Take Responsibility for Self-Directed Activities 81
11 Resistance to Self-Direction in Learning Can Be Overcome 89
Index 93
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