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SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING By North Carolina Literacy Coaches MaryTaylor, Jane Falkner, Nancy Cox, Jan Flanery, Gail Floyd, and Holly Konrady Unit 1: Competency 2: Objective b – Self Directed Learning
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING Socrates and Aristotle encouraged it. Alexander the Great and Descartes used the skills. What is this concept that is a part of our world's history? If it's a valid learning method that has a positive correlation to achievement, why aren't more schools encouraging self- directed learning?
What characterizes the self-directed learner? They ask questions. They’re organized and focused. They’re responsible and hard working. They’re creative and curious. They’re self-evaluative and reflective. They go beyond the required.
“Know Thyself” Self-directed learners know how they learn best. -- Survey of Learning Styles of Adult Learners -- Jane Falkner, Instructor Vance-Granville Community College
HOW DO TEACHERS FACILITATE SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS? Role Playing Scaffolding Thinking Skills
Role Playing Levels of Engagement Intrinsic Tactical Compliant Withdrawn Defiant http://engagement.metiri.wikispaces.net/file/detail/Engagement+s kit-8.dochttp://engagement.metiri.wikispaces.net/file/detail/Engagement+s kit-8.doc (Brie Butler)
INTRINSIC You are very interested in what you are learning about. Raise your hand and ask, “Ms. Teacher, I really like learning about the world. Where can I get more information?”
TACTICAL You are paying attention and want to get a good grade on the assignment. Raise your hand and ask, “I want to make sure I understand the assignment. How many paragraphs should my response be?”
COMPLIANT You are paying attention only because you have to. Raise your hand and ask, “What do I have to do to get a C?”
WITHDRAWN You look like you are paying attention, but you really are not. Raise your hand and ask, “Can I go to the bathroom?”
DEFIANT YOU DON’T CARE AT ALL! Put your head down and go to sleep.
Scaffolding Using Reading and Writing Strategies R.A.F.T. Role Audience Format Topic RAFT Strategy
Thinking Skills Six Student-Owned Strategies Rosemary Taylor Prediction Visualization Summarizing Making Connections Clarification Asking Questions Evaluation
“Schools cannot be made great by great teacher performances. They will only be made great by great student performances.” - Schlechty
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