Virtual School Meanderings

February 9, 2019

Self-Directed Learning: Developing Agentic Learners

Also from Friday’s inbox…


This is a series of five blog posts on Self-Directed Learning (SDL), which has become somewhat of a vogue term in the present educational context. For example, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills identified SDL as one of the life and career skills necessary to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.

In this series, Dennis Sale from Singapore Polytechnic, will unpack SDL in terms of what it actually means and entails as a human capability (e.g., the key underpinning competencies) and how teaching/training professionals can best design and facilitate learning experiences (e.g., strategies) to enhance students’ self-directed learning.

This final post continues with strategy usage, focusing of cognitive strategies, and concludes with a summary frame on facilitating Agentic Engagement in students that enables the collaborative shaping of instructional environments and strategies with educators that best support their self-directed learning.

readthefullarticle_button.pngfading line.jpgThis article is one of a series published in SoftChalk Talka blog covering timely issues related to all aspects of instructional design and published by SoftChalk LLC.

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I look forward to hearing from you!

Natalie Saltzberg

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

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