is a strategy used to improve performance; it requires the learner to make decisions about what they need to learn to improve their job performance and initiate activities to meet those learning goals.
Is the personalization of learning which takes into account individual student characteristics, talents, interests and academic backgrounds. The learner is able to control and direct their learning at a pace agreed by the student, parents and teacher advisor.
Participants take responsibility for their learning and learn-at-their-own-speed. Computer-based training is an excellent method for supporting this type of learning.
A learning environment in which students are given a great deal of responsibility for and input into their own learning. The role of the teacher becomes to facilitate or guide learning rather than direct it. Related terms/concepts include: andragogy, facilitated learning, learner-centredness.
This is a learning approach that gives more power to the learner. Learner and student agree on what learning is needed and how the learning will be evidenced, and how that evidence will be assessed, and in what timeframe. ()
A process in which students are responsible for organising and managing their own learning activities and needs.
Includes the learner initiating the learning, making decisions about what training and development experiences will occur, and how. The learner selects and carries out their own learning goals, objectives, methods and means to verifying that the goals are met.
informal training or self-directed learning refers to activities such as: seeking advice from someone knowledgeable; using the internet or other software; observing someone performing a task; consulting books or manuals; or teaching yourself different ways of doing certain tasks.
Learning in which the learner is the principal driving force, deciding how, when, and at what pace learning takes place.