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Adult Education Research Conference

2006

Self-directed learning

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The Role Of Self-Directed Learning In Older Adults’ Health Care, Janet S. Valente Aug 2006

The Role Of Self-Directed Learning In Older Adults’ Health Care, Janet S. Valente

Adult Education Research Conference

This descriptive study expands the understanding of the impact of self-directed learning (SDL) on older adults’ health care. Findings reveal motivating and controlling factors that influence learners, identifies a SDL process specific to health care, offers insights into the perceptions older adults’ hold, and barriers they encounter.


“It Permeates The Whole Fabric Of Your Life”: The Experience Of Scholars Who Have Studied Self-Directed Learning, Robert C. Donaghy Jul 2006

“It Permeates The Whole Fabric Of Your Life”: The Experience Of Scholars Who Have Studied Self-Directed Learning, Robert C. Donaghy

Adult Education Research Conference

A recent dissertation presented a new and different view of self-directed learning. This research presents the stories of eight scholars who have studied this topic over the years. Implications for research and practice are discussed.