Self Directed Learning Exercise #2: Virtual flying

“An estimated 70 percent of adult learning is self-directed learning (Cross 1981). Self-directed learning has been described as “a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others,” to diagnose their learning needs, formulate learning goals, identify resources for learning, select and implement learning strategies, and evaluate learning outcomes (Knowles 1975).”

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Looks like I have got the hang of this flying thing

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The truth, just sitting on the roof

“The literature on SDL (Self Directed Learning) asserts that self-directed learners demonstrate a greater awareness of their responsibility in making learning meaningful and monitoring themselves (Garrison, 1997). They are curious and willing to try new things (Lyman, 1997), view problems as challenges, desire change, and enjoy learning (Taylor, 1995). Taylor also found them to be motivated and persistent, independent, self-disciplined, self-confident and goal-oriented.”

OK… this is what really happened:

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Flying upside down

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Free-fall: I forgot to fasten my seat belt

“As the term suggests, SDL views learners as responsible owners and managers of their own learning process. SDL integrates self-management (management of the context, including the social setting, resources, and actions) with self-monitoring (the process whereby the learners monitor, evaluate and regulate their cognitive learning strategies) (Bolhuis, 1996; Garrison, 1997).” http://www.ericdigests.org/2002-3/self.htm

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Underwater runway better than taking off from the roof

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Turning a corner

“SDL recognizes the significant role of motivation and volition in initiating and maintaining learners’ efforts. Motivation drives the decision to participate, and volition sustains the will to see a task through to the end so that goals are achieved (Corno, 1992; Garrison, 1997).”

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Where is the horizon I wonder?

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Landing attempt 1

Hum… I might need a little more practice…

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