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Can somebody please support self directed learning!!!

Colin ChambersEducation, Learning, steps Leave a Comment

I’m a self directed learner. I’m not one for the whole course or module mentality. Mainly because, now that I work, I just don’t have the time or the patience to commit to such a slow process of learning. Particularly when you only get the grade at the end. You have to devote months of your life to the possibility that you’ll get a fair grade when they decide to test you.

To me I just feel the formal education approach available to adults right now is high risk,for little reward. At least as a self directed learner I can easily adjust to all the life events that occur in between. It doesn’t really get in the way. I just pick up later where I’ve left off.

I think there are many people who see things the way I do. They love to learn but they can’t find anyone targeting their need. So we just do it in our amateur way. In self directed learning, a market with great potential I expand on this idea. Just to contribute to the debate really. I feel the most common type of learning is self directed. Formal is ┬ámuch rarer. It’s only because formal education is the dominant form in our early years when we know no better that we think it’s the only kind. It isn’t.

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