Chapter 4: Job Skills for the Future

4.4 Self-Directed Learning

Self Directed learning

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:

You can:

  • 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


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