21st Century Skills Teaching the Skill of Self-Directed Learning – Part 1
Remember a Lesson…… Think about a lesson that didn’t go exactly as instructionally planned. During the lesson, how did you know that it wasn’t going exactly as planned? Self Monitoring
What would you have done differently and why? Self Evaluation
Self-Directed Learning • Self-Monitoring • Self-Evaluation Why are these skills critical for teaching and learning?
Self-Directed Learners • Self-Directed learners: • Self-manage their time, i.e. completes work without being told, takes initiative, sets goals, meets timelines of expected work • Self-monitor their performance, i.e. they constantly monitor their progress, use problem solving strategies, and seeks help when needed • Self-evaluate their work throughout the entire process / assignment
Three Essential Questions Self-Management How am I doing? What do I need to do to learn? Self-Monitoring Self-Evaluation How did I do?
In the Classroom In what ways do you already promote the skill of self-direction with your students? What do I need to do to learn? How am I doing? How did I do?
Your Assignment • Before our next session, try an idea from self-management, self-monitoring, and self-evaluation. • Pay attention to how the students react when you do so.