Fun introductions to the basics of self-direction. Learn the Big Ideas with 20 fun activities which all introduce key concepts and processes of self-direction and selfdirected learning (SDL). The idea is that we learn a lot more by doing than by just reading, and that we are certainly more likely to do something if we pick it for ourselves. But that is the key here: doing it.
- Great for discussion start-ups
- Perfect for introducing others or students to SDL
- The very best way to get started with SDL
After you read a Quick and then do it, don’t stop. Think about what you have done. These are small activities that reveal big ideas. This is where the important learning can happen.
The trick of the Quick is that it opens the door for your own thinking, and your thinking can go as deep as you are ready to go. You can answer the question about the big idea for each of these Quicks, and when you do, you will be learning in a very self-directed way. You will be learning just how very well you can think for yourself, and that is the essence of SDL.