The teachers Guide to Self-Direct Instruction
What is Self-Directed Learning?
SDL views learners as responsible owners and managers of their own learning process. SDL integrates self-management management of the context, including the social setting, resources, and actions with self-monitoring the process whereby the learners monitor, evaluate and regulate their cognitive learning strategies. In SDL, control gradually shifts from teachers to learners. Learners exercise a great deal of independence in setting learning goals and deciding what is worthwhile learning as well as how to approach the learning task within a given framework.