Chapter 15. Becoming a Self-Directed Learner

  1. Teena J. Clouston MBA, PgDip, SSRM, DipCOT, DipCouns, DipAT, Certhyp, FHEA Senior Lecturer Programme Lead1,
  2. Lyn Westcott MSc, BSc, DipCOT, FHEA Senior Lecturer Professional Lead2,
  3. Steven W. Whitcombe MSc, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) OT, PGCE (PCET), FHEA Lecturer1,
  4. Dr Jill Riley PhD, MSc, DipCOT Lecturer1 and
  5. Ruth Matheson MSc, DipCOT, CMS, FHEA Senior Lecturer3
  1. Susan Delport BSc (Hons) OT, MSc OT Lecturer and
  2. Ruth Squire DipCOT Lecturer

Published Online: 24 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch15

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

How to Cite

Delport, S. and Squire, R. (2010) Becoming a Self-Directed Learner, in Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care (eds T. J. Clouston, L. Westcott, S. W. Whitcombe, J. Riley and R. Matheson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 2

    Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK

  3. 3

    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), UK

Author Information

  1. School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180566

Online ISBN: 9781444320541

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Keywords:

  • becoming a self-directed learner;
  • self-directed learning within context of professional education for health and social care;
  • self-directed learning - fitting comfortably within educational philosophy of student-centred learning;
  • andragogy - referring to adult learning;
  • internal motivational context and complex interpersonal skills mentioned above;
  • expectations of self-directed learning;
  • expectations of students on becoming self-directed learner;
  • skills and resources needed for self-directed learning;
  • coping with anxiety – in this novel way of working

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is a self-directed learner?

  • How can we identify a self-directed learner?

  • Expectations of self-directed learning

  • Skills and resources needed for self-directed learning

  • Challenges to developing the skills of a self-directed learner

  • Conclusion

  • References