Unit 1 Self-Directed Learning 

               Self-Directed Learning                                               Gradual Release of Responsibility Self-directed learning has everything to do with the responsibility and accountability for learning, i.e., who drives the learning, who is responsible for what is learned, when it is learned and how it is learned.

               Self-Directed Learning                                               Gradual Release of Responsibility

Self-directed learning has everything to do with the responsibility and accountability for learning, i.e., who drives the learning, who is responsible for what is learned, when it is learned and how it is learned.

Unit 1 Outcomes

  • Define Self-Directed Learning 
  • Understand the principles, elements and stages of Self-Directed Learning
  • Determine how self-directed you are as a teacher 
  • Explore how the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework supports the Self-Directed model

What is Self-Directed Learning? Let's start out. Self-Directed Learning is one model of what we think of as personalized learning. You probably have heard the phrase self-directed learners when we consider a flipped classroom, a blended classroom or individualized instruction.  Or maybe you have heard or read a similar phrase, like these:

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Activities

Assignments

  1.  In your own words, describe Self-Directed Learning. Refer back to the notes you took on the videos and readings as evidence.   Email your journal link to the class instructor with the subject Self-Directed Unit 1 Assignment 1. Be sure to include your name.
  2.  In your own words, describe Gradual Release of Responsibility? How is it similar to Self-Directed Learning?  How can it support the four stages of Self-Directed Learning?  Add your reflection to your online journal.  Email your journal link to the class instructor  with the subject Self-Directed Unit 1 Assignment 2. Be sure to include your name.