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Self-directed learning

Series or Serial: Myths and Realities

Publisher: The Ohio State University

Published At: Columbus, OH

Date Published: 1994

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University

Source Address: 1900 Kenny Road

Source City/State/Zip: Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 800-848-4815

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; Independent Study

While the concept of self-directed learning is a significant component of the current practice of adult education, there is controversy over its definition and implementation. This ERIC paper identifies some of the myths associated with self-directed learning and explores the realities. References are given.

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