The learner is at the heart of the process of self-directed learning. And the learner’s heart drives the process. Learners lead the process by determining what matters to them, their interests, curiosity and their goals, based on what is near and dear to their hearts. The heart must be full of trust that with questioning, … Read more What is Self-Directed Learning?
How can you be a self-directed learner? Ask yourself these questions: What? What do I want to learn? What are my goals? What are my next steps? What problem can I solve? What can I contribute? Why? Why does this matter to me and the world? Who? Who else is interested in this? Who might … Read more 24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter Y. Yell Yes? Yes! When invitations, opportunities, new eXperiences come your way, yell, “Yes, I’ll try that. Yes, I’m in.” When challenges, obstacles, bumps, or frustrations come along to make things hard, yell, “Yes, I can deal with this. I … Read more Y is for Yell Yes!
Part of the ABC’s of LearningBeyond School Series. Brought to you by the letter X. eXperience. “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” Albert Einstein eXperience what you are learning, whenever you can. eXperience to eXpand your thinking and your limits. eXperience and eXplore new cities, countries, the world. eXamine the eXperiences and eXplanations … Read more X is for eXperience!
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter W. Write. Write everyday, write in some way. Write while you work, write while you play. Write a love note, a blog, instructions, a book. Write to think and reflect, to take a deeper look. Write about what you’re learning … Read more W is for Write.
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter U. Unite. Unite with and bring together friends and fellow self-directed learners. Unite with your networks and neighbors Unite with ukulele enthusiasts ( I had to include uke. I’m a uke convert!) Unite with others ready to make, do and … Read more U is for Unite.