Welcome to Self-Directed Learning for Adults
Self-directed learning gives participants control of their own learning outcomes. It is flexible and engaging and invites them to train whenever it is convenient as well as allowing them to complete the training at their own pace.
It is also known as self-concept or self-initiated learning, it is one of the Six Principles of Androgogy (adult learning), by Malcolm Knowles.
- Need to Know: Adults need to know the reason they are being asked to learn.
- Experience: Adult learners come with experience and should provide the basis for much of the learning activities.
- Self-Concept: Adults have a need to be responsible for their learning decisions. They thrive on self-direction.
- Readiness: Adults learn best when the training can help them solve an immediate, real-life problem.
- Problem Orientation: Adults learn best when content is problem oriented. They want to learn specific knowledge, skills and/or abilities that solve a problem rather than some generic content.
- Intrinsic Motivation: Adults learn best when the motivation come internally rather externally.
Serving on Your Church Board
The "offer" from a spiritual community to serve on the board is most likely the part where someone is recommended to serve or shows an interest. There are requirements to board service that are set out in bylaws of the organization. There must be a time allowed where one has the option to accept or decline. ~ Rev. Charline Manuel
By the end of the training learners will be able to:
- Summarize the elements of board service
- Identify the commitments that will be asked of you as a board member
- Access three must-read documents before you say yes
- Determine your personal Why
Using Multiple Intelligence to Engage Learners
This self-directed training shares information about using multiple intelligence to engage learners in a way that taps into the unique strengths and learning preferences of each individual. Also included are activites for each intelligence that can be used in a classroom setting. There is a self-assement at the end in order to test knowledge.
By the end of this training the learner will be able to:
- Summarize the characteristics of each intelligence
- Identify your most preferred and least preferred intelligence
- Determine a variety of options that express each intelligence
- Establish a plan to integrate multiple intelligences into your teaching experiences