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How Do You Define Self-Directed Learning? Why Should SDL Be the Goal of Education at All Levels?
In recent years self-directed learning (SDL) without any tutors or teachers and with free schedule has become very popular. The reason for that is the convenience and opportunity not to give up work for training. By SDL you may choose how much time you can spend on learning, in what time of the day and whether to learn by yourself or with somebody.
First of all, SDL is a desire to study. It is self-discipline, understanding of the goal that one is going to achieve choosing reliable and useful sources and trustworthy materials (Selfdirectedlearning.org, 2015). SDL is a motivation of a person to self-develop and self-improve, as well as explore different fields.
Recently, educators make more emphasis on SDL. This kind of learning would help people understand the importance of their contribution to their future. At the same time one would understand what is more import and interesting for him/her. Meanwhile, educators may provide the basis to start from.
SDL is important at any educational level. The most important goal of educators is to provide a good start and necessary support. For instance, at school it is a necessary basis for children to try different activities. After school children receive an opportunity to develop the received skills or change their initial occupation. SDL is also useful for adult people, as it is a perfect way to acquire more knowledge and experience in new fields. The SDL experience may be mentioned in the CV giving a great chance to find a better job and impress the employer (Selfdirectedlearning.org, 2015).
Thus, SDL is a great opportunity for people of all ages to self-realize and self-develop. When people are given the chance to study what they like the most, they are more motivated and, in this way, the productivity of their work grows.
Selfdirectedlearning.org. (2015). What is Self-Directed Learning? Retrieved 14 July 2015, from http://www.selfdirectedlearning.org/what-is-self-directed-learning