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Self-direction in Adult Learning
Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice

ISBN 9781138314009
Published August 18, 2020 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive synthesis of developments, issues and practices related to a self-direction in learning. it presents strategies for facilitating self-directed learning as an instructional method and for enhancing learner self-direction as an aspect of adult personality. The idea of self-directed learning is not a new one but has received renewed attention in education circles and has particular significance for the adult education sector.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. A Way of Life

2. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Self-Direction in Adult Learning

Part 2: The Underlying Knowledge Base

3. Adult Learning as an Iceberg: Establishing the Knowledge Base on Self-direction

4. Measuring the Iceberg: Quantitative Approaches to Studying Self-direction

5. Beyond the Iceberg: Expanding the Knowledge Base Through Qualitative Approaches

Part 3: Process and Personal Orientation

6. Facilatating Self-directed Learning

7. Enhancing Learner Self-direction

Part 4: Fostering Opportunities for Self-direction in Adult Learning

8. Institutional Perspectives on Self-direction in Learning

9. Policy Issues

10. The Global Context

11. Ethnical Dilemmas in Self-direction

Part 5:  A Glance at the Future

12. A Way of Life Revisted

13. Conclusions and Recommendations

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