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Independent or self-directed learning

So, What do we actually know?


4 comments on “Independent or self-directed learning

  1. Oliver Quinlan
    July 17, 2012

    A good place to start is the four years of findings from Sugata Mitra as part of the ‘Hole in the wall project’. http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/findings.html

    They put computer terminals in slum walls in India and observed independent learning behaviour.

    This has led to the development of an approach called ‘Minimall Invasive Education’.

  2. Oliver Quinlan
    July 17, 2012

    Typo: ‘Minimally Invasive Education’

  3. Carol Allen
    July 17, 2012

    I have had the pleasure of working with Sugata in Newcastle and have seen how well his self directed learning works, Soon to start a research project looking at how this can be applied to students with additional needs who traditionally receive far more structured support to improve access.

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