Four Stages of Self Directed Learning (SSDL) published on http://www.educatorstechnology.com
The post refers to these slides by Barbara Stokes, who presents the Gerald Grow's SSDL Model.
- The potential for self direction can be enhanced and moving through the stages can be accelerated with the use of ICTs < this would need to be substantiated
- I respond well to theories which you can visualise in stages: it makes approaching it manageable and it offers a progression which can be investigated and documented.
- Slide 14 : the learner goes through stages of self direction: opportunity for teacher to use a wide range of methods < how to move from teaching centric to learner centric?
- Slide 15 lists some limitations. In the context of the NZC, could it be envisaged that the use of a tool such as Teaching as Inquiry cycle support overcoming some of these limitations? (eg: inquire into where students are at prior to embarking on any teaching, determined by "How do I get the best out of all of my students?' leading question)
- The model in practice hinges on differentiation, individualisation.
- Both the learner and teacher could benefit from using an eportfolio to document the journey. For the student how they evolve from one stage to another, when they respond better, what teacher's style they need to progress, if they are self directed all the time even in front of new learning. For the teacher to investigate their teaching style and adapt it to the students in front of them through gathering evidence over time and reflecting on practice.
- Could the SSDL could be used as a big picture planning tool that would complement the Teaching as Inquiry targeted approach? The Model fits in with the Vision of the NZC