Help me help myself - a study in self-directed learning
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Autonomy/self-directed learning is not a new trend in education, but is certainly one which is more and more mentioned nowadays. Part One discusses the political background of the concept of autonomy learning and the geographical extent of its various applications. Part Two gives definitions of autonomy learning, self-directed learning and individualisation which are closely related but subtly distinct. Prerequisites of the setting-up of an autonomy learning environment are also detailed
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