Identify and achieve personal learning goals
Being a self-directed learner is being autonomous, organized, and self-disciplined. They are able to communicate effectively, accept constructive feedback and engage in self-evaluation and self-reflection to learn. Self-directed learners are lifelong learners as they continue to grow and adapt to complex social and technological changes throughout their careers. They are self-motivated.
Excelling in Self-directed Learning as a Job Skill means:
- Take initiative to learn
- Work towards solving real-world problems trying to find efficient solutions
- Adapt and learn as needed
- Not fear change
- Be accountable
- Be punctual
Others see you as:
- Acting without being told to
- Assessing your own abilities – strengths and weaknesses
- Adapting to new technology
- A motivated/driven person
“4.4 Self-directed Learning” from Working in Play: Planning for a Career in the Recreation and Leisure Industry in Canada by Linda Whitehead, BA, M Ed, MBA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
An autonomous, organized, and self-disciplined learner who is able to communicate effectively, accept constructive feedback and engage in self-evaluation and self-reflection.