Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 9 - 2020
Misappropriation of Self-Directed Learning: A Case Study
Sarita Deshpande1 and Ravindra Kumar Prajapati2*
1Ex-Professor-Education, College of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University, Fiji
2Consultant Course Coordinator, Pacific Tafe, University of South Pacific, Fiji
*Corresponding Author: Ravindra Kumar Prajapati, Consultant Course Coordinator, Pacific Tafe, University of South Pacific, Fiji.
Received: August 01, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020




Abstract

Self-directed learning (SDL) enables learners to enhance and expand their learning. It is a type of learning that students carry out on their own. It implies that students learn outside the class room also. In Higher Education SDL is emphasized in order to make the learners independent, taking initiative, acquiring new information and learning new things. Also, in the world where knowledge explosion is experienced every time, it is not possible for a teacher, tutor or a lecturer to teach everything inside the classroom. They are busy as other administrative/research work. Also, they want their students to be independent learners by researching information available in the books or journals in library or on the internet. It was inquisitive to search how university students utilize their SDL, they were given some questions to answer from where it was found out that the way students use their study time during SDL is not robust. On the contrary, SDL hours are inappropriately used.

Keywords: Adult Learners; SDL; Higher Education; Tertiary Education

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Citation: Sarita Deshpande and Ravindra Kumar Prajapati. “Misappropriation of Self-Directed Learning: A Case Study”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.9 (2020): 44-56.

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