The Sourcebook for Self-directed Learning

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William J. Rothwell, Kevin J. Sensenig
Human Resource Development, 1999 - Business & Economics - 233 pages
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This collection of articles and activities prepares trainers, HR personnel, or line managers to become facilitators of self-directed learning. Articles introduce a variety of self-directed learning strategies as well as how to plan your strategy. Part 2 provides activities that can be used with learners to guide self directed learning in areas that include structured goal setting, self coaching, improving communication, interviewing, sales, customer service and leadership.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Part I
3
SelfDirected Learning
9
Resources for Trainers Interested in SelfDirected Learning
21
SelfDirected Coaching
35
Organizational Understanding
51
Diversity Awareness
89
This
111
Technological Applications
121
ComputerBased Training Teaches Zone Managers
147
Revisiting Traditional Training Methods to Support
157
The Role Play Reinvented for SelfDirected Learning
163
Introduction to Part III
171
The Rothwell SelfDirected OnTheJob Learning
181
Planning for SelfDirected Learning
191
About the Editors
233
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Page 11 - Tough found that his subjects organized their learning efforts around "projects . . . defined as a series of related episodes, adding up to at least seven hours. In each episode more than half of the person's total motivation is to gain and retain certain fairly clear knowledge and skill, or to produce some other lasting change in himself
Page 12 - ... will make it possible to develop one's abilities more successfully, systematically and comprehensively. This is especially true since life does not stand still and society is developing scientifically and technically. Anyone who does not engage in self-education, voluntarily or not, lags behind the demands of the time (Ruvinsky, 1986, p.
Page 11 - ... self-directed learners are motivated by various internal incentives, such as need for self-esteem, curiosity, desire to achieve, and satisfaction of accomplishment.

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