Self-Direction for Lifelong Learning: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

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Overview

It fulfills the author's goal for a definitive scholarly text which traces the roots of self-direction in learning, and which shows the way this idea manifests itself in various parts of the education process.

?International Resource Center Newsletter

``It fulfills the author's goal for a definitive scholarly text which traces the roots of self-direction in learning, and which shows the way this idea manifests itself in various parts of the education process.'', International Resource Center Newsletter[

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555423032
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Series: Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 567
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Part One: The Scope and Meaning of Self-Directed Learning

1. What Is Self-Directed Learning?

2. The Growth of Interest in Self-Directed Learning

3. Promise and Limitations for Education and Training

Part Two: Four Dimensions of Self-Direction

4. Personal Autonomy

5. Self-Management in Learning

6. The Independent Pursuit of Learning

7. Learner-Control of Instruction

Part Three: New Theoretical Insights on Self-Directed Learning

8. Understanding the Individual Nature of Learning

9. How Learners Approach Learning Situations

10. Factors That Influence the Capacity for Self-Direction

Part Four: Promoting Self-Direction in Learning

11. Developing Skills for Self-Directed Learning

12. Facilitating Independent Mastery of Subject Matter

13. Helping Learners Gain a Sense of Personal Control

Part Five: Realizing the Potential of Self-Direction in Adult Learning

14. Enhancing Self-Directed Learning in Adult Education

15. Directions and Agendas for Research

Resource: A Profile of the Autonomous Learner

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