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All about fun, imaginative learning and training.
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Self-Education: Teach Yourself Anything with the Sandbox Method

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Picking up new skills has become as easy as firing up Google, doing some research, practicing in the right ways, and pushing yourself through the plateaus. But despite this incredible access to information, few people take full advantage of the opportunity they have for self-directed learning.

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7 Activities to Encourage Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning

7 Activities to Encourage Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Imagine if we could get lots of students to embrace self-directed, self-motivated learning?! Oh, what a wonderful world (yeah, now Louie Armstrong is  gonna be in your head all day)!


I found a great set of resources on Maurice Gibbons’ Self Directed Learning web site that teachers can use to help older students take a serious look at their motivations and move themselves in a more self-directed learning direction. These activities are best suited to those at the higher education and high school level, as they require a certain level of maturity and self-awareness.

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What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning

What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Victoria Collins's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:38 AM

What an insightful graphic! So true.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:30 AM

It is the foundation of NGGE.

Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:16 PM

To thrive in the 21st Century Knolwedge Economy, people must embrace self-directed learning.

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Bill Evans on the Creative Process & Self-Teaching

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Many years ago I spoke of Bill Evans and his great appreciation of simplicity, and his capacity for tremendous amplification through honest simplification. Recently I stumbled upon a rare, 45-minute interview from the 1960s which Bill Evans did alon
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Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

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Successful self directed learning requires certain traits. How well do these 15 describe you, your students, your children, or your friends and colleagues?

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:59 PM

While it has long been my favored solution for all ills in the education system , with the work described by Sugata Mitra's TED Talk I have become convienced that self-directed learning is absolutely the best systemic learning posture/practice.  This excellent article lists the relevant elements of self-directed learning.