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1 Self Directed Learning Who can learn? Unit 1: Orientation and Safety Competency 2: …the teaching profession. Objective b & c: Self-Directed Learning; All students can learn Adapted from Original Author: Ann Marie McGuiness, CST, MSEd, CNOR, AST Instructor’s Workshop - May 2005

2 John Carolus  "We think too much about effective methods of teaching and not enough about effective methods of learning."

3 Definition A self-directed learner is a continual learner who uses a multitude of thinking strategies to maximize his or her own learning.

4 Self Directed Learning … …involves a continual process of: self-management self-management self-monitoring self-monitoring self-modification self-modification

5 Self Management establishes clear goals establishes clear goals thoroughly gathers information thoroughly gathers information persistently stays with a task persistently stays with a task uses a systematic approach to problem solving, organizational planning, and decision-making uses a systematic approach to problem solving, organizational planning, and decision-making uses articulate, thoughtful communication uses articulate, thoughtful communication continuous process continuous process management of one’s behaviors and resources management of one’s behaviors and resources management of resources outside oneself management of resources outside oneself

6 Self-Monitoring consideration of the ramifications of thoughts, plans, decisions, and actions consideration of the ramifications of thoughts, plans, decisions, and actions metacognition - the process of consciously monitoring one’s own thinking metacognition - the process of consciously monitoring one’s own thinking self-reflection self-reflection self-evaluation self-evaluation process of reflecting on one’s own thinking patterns, plans, decisions, and actions process of reflecting on one’s own thinking patterns, plans, decisions, and actions

7 Self-Modification revises strategies and strives to maximize his/her effectiveness based on feedback revises strategies and strives to maximize his/her effectiveness based on feedback the change in one’s behavior based on the data gathered during self- monitoring and on feed back received from others the change in one’s behavior based on the data gathered during self- monitoring and on feed back received from others requires: requires: self-evaluation self-evaluation informed decision making informed decision making

8 FOURTEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF INTELLIGENT BEHAVIOR 1. PERSISTENCE 2. MANAGING IMPULSIVITY 3. LISTENING WITH UNDERSTANDING AND EMPATHY 4. COOPERATIVE THINKING - SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE 5. FLEXIBILITY OF THINKING 6. METACOGNITION 7. ACCURACY AND PRECISION

9 FOURTEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF INTELLIGENT BEHAVIOR 8. A SENSE OF HUMOR 9. QUESTIONING 10. DRAWING ON PAST KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE 11. RISK TAKING 12. USING ALL THE SENSES 13. CREATIVITY 14. WONDERMENT

10 “stick to a task” until completed does not give up easily has a systematic method of analyzing a problem, knowing ways to begin, steps to perform, and data needed 08/07/never-give-up.jpg

11 thinking before acting forming a vision of a product/goal/destination before beginning "What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." ~Aristotle 332-tqLsZg:alternativeremediesonline.storeblogs.com/files/2009/06/tantrum.jpg

12 detecting cues of feelings or emotional states - empathy accurately expressing other people’s concepts, emotions, and problems paraphrasing, clarifying, and building upon others words or emotions

13 working effectively in groups teamwork "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't." ~Anatole France

14 thinking “outside the box” considering alternative of view dealing with several sources of information simultaneously " The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." ~Alvin Toffler

15 being aware of the steps used to solve a problem sequencing steps making a plan of action Thinking about thinking…

16 accuracy reading directions checking over your work precision of thought oral and written communication precision of language saying what you mean biw=1280&bih=909&tbm=isch&tbnid=O15- Tt0hjigXGM:&imgrefurl=http://www.123rf.com/photo_ _business- target-success-shooting-concept-accuracy-archery-arrows-sniper-hitting- of-bulls-eye- detaile.html&docid=UQpfaZzZ9cVmfM&imgurl=http://us.123rf.com/400w m/400/400/snake3d/snake3d1108/snake3d / business- target-success-shooting-concept-accuracy-archery-arrows-sniper-hitting- of-bulls-eye- detaile.jpg&w=1200&h=1104&ei=1GcuUPzkO6b7yAGZgoHQAQ&zoom=1&i act=rc&sig= &sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=128&tbnw=138&s tart=0&ndsp=30&ved=1t:429,r:26,s:0,i:154&tx=59&ty=82

17 ability to perceive situations from an original and humorous point of view

18 active problem-solving inquisitiveness "Questions are the creative acts of intelligence." ~Frank Kingdon 0&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1280&bih=909&tbm=isch&t bnid=pWgWJEg5f2CFFM:&imgrefurl=http://bangshift. com/blog/question-of-the-day-are-ls-engines- chevrolet-general-motors-or- generic.html&docid=PedSGXKHvMagvM&imgurl=http ://bangshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Small- Questioning-Face-Small- Webview.jpg&w=283&h=320&ei=XmguUOfCIZLE9gTk voH4BQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&sig= &sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=125&tbnw=111&start=0&ndsp=34 &ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:72&tx=34&ty=70

19 learning from the past "To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development." Oscar Wilde

20 “pushing the envelope” going beyond the “correct” answer "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." Oscar Wilde "A mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension." Oliver Wendell Holmes

21 multi-focus experience auditory visual kinesthetic "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." Mark van Doren

22 the use of ingenious products, solutions, and techniques "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training." Anna Freud

23 “love” of learning curiosity life-long learners "The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning." Anonymous


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