Class 02: Defining Self-directed Learning 

Summary: You worked in pairs to get a greater understanding of self-directed learning based on the readings and viewings. 

Gray, P. (2015). Self-directed learning. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoE480mzrk0

Questions for Discussions in the breakout rooms:

1. What learning fundamentals in Gray's illustrated talk resonated with you the most, and why? 

2. What self-directed learning fundamentals have you experienced in your education in Japan? How was that? 

3. What self-directed learning fundamentals have you NOT experienced in your education in Japan? What do you think is the reason for this?

Homework due on Sunday 06/28/2020 by 4 PM: 

1. Option to complete one entry or more of self-study in your Four-Skills Log. The entry should be one hour in length or longer, and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task, and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?

2. Please read and take 3 to 4 pages of notes in keywords on these two sources. Could you please download the MS Word attached document, take a picture of your notes, and insert the photo in the document, then send the homework attachment via email. Thanks! 

Center for Teaching Excellence. (n.d.). Self-directed learning: A four-step process. The University of Waterloo. Retrieved

         from https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/tips-students/self-directed-learning/self-directed-learning-four-step-process

Harrington, A (2012). Rethinking education: Self-directed learning fits the digital age. Wired. Retrieved  

       from http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/12/rethinking-education-self-directed-learning-fits-the-digital-age/