self-directed learning

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self-directed learning

A process in which a student is responsible for organising and managing his or her own learning activities and needs. SDL encourages individuals to become responsible for their own learning, identify gaps in their knowledge gaps and critically appraise new information.
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Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan; a cross-cultural history of autodidacticism.
In Libavius's view, such views incited schoolboys and scholars to all kinds of horrors: novelties, scorn of the ancients, autodidacticism, Ramist shortcuts to true knowledge, revelation in place of reason, self-aggrandizement, obscurantism and secrecy in language, believing that noble patronage conferred epistemic authority, new religion, even nihilistic scepticism.
In his 1932 autobiography, the architect passionately reminisced on his formative experience with the kindergarten exercises of Friedrich Frobel (Wright 1932), and his exposure to this method became a touchstone for his philosophy of autodidacticism.

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