Creating a Classroom Full of Self-Directed Learners
Our goal as educators is to create lifelong learners, but how do we do this when many students lack an awareness of their own cognitive abilities? “Self-directed learning” includes aspects of meta-cognition, self-initiative, self-regulation, and self-motivation, and is one of the biggest predictors of a student’s overall academic success. This is because the learner drives the learning experience and not the instructor. This workshop will explore student meta-cognition and address ways to help students see their own learning gaps and develop skills to understand the value of what and how they learn. Much of the discussion will be framed from Linda B. Nilson’s book “Creating Self-Regulated Learners”.
Hosted by Dr. Laura Carruth. Appropriate for faculty and graduate Students.