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

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Wiley, Apr 16, 1991 - Education - 567 pages
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The purpose of the book is to present a comprehensive survey and analysis of the concept of self direction in learning, to trace its ideological roots, to examine its history, to explore its manifestations in various fields of education, and to provide some specific insights into strategies that may be used to induce or develop self direction in learners. Basically, then, the book is about the development and exercise of self directedness in learning, especially in adulthood. It celebrates individuality but at the same time recognises the essentially social nature of learning and of human existence. It attempts to reconcile and integrate ideas and practices - some very familiar and some quite novel - derived from many parts of the world, many domains and contexts of learning, and many historical periods. It is a tapestry woven from threads provided largely by others.

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The Growth of Interest in SelfDirected
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