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Table Of Contents

The Case for Self- Directed Learning
What Is Self-Directed Learning?
How Does Research Support SDL?
The Major Principles of an SDL Program
The Essential Elements of SDL
Approaching SDL in Stages
A Framework for Teaching SDL
Defining the Course
Expanding Learning Options and Environments
Building Independent Thinking Skills
Establishing Assessment Processes
Essential Planning Steps
Rethinking Student Coursework
Understanding the Stages of SDL
Linking the Stages to Grade Levels
Designating Course Outcomes
Developing Self-Managed Course Units
Student-Planned Coursework and Projects
Focusing on Competencies and Challenges
Principles for Planning Lessons
Planning Lessons andProjects
Designing Learning Episodes
Creating Experiences
Involving Students in Project Planning
Teaching Independent Thinking
Inviting Inquiry and Initiative
Developing Problem-Solving Skills
Using Process Frameworks:Investigation and Action
Cultivating Process Thinking and Attitudes
The Learning Agreement or Contract
Negotiating Student Learning Agreements
The Elements of a Contract
Negotiating Contract Agreements
Sample Contracts
Tracking Student Progress
Encouraging Students to Pursue SDL
Motivating and Empowering Students
Motivating Students to Motivate Themselves
The Working Journal as a Motivational Tool
Dealing with the SDL Crisis
Working with Difficult Students
Assessing Student Achievement
Promoting Student Self-Assessment
Assessing General Skills
Assessing Coursework
Evaluating Projects and Assignments
Portfolios for Personal Learning
Passage and Graduation Criteria
Demonstrations,Celebrations,and Conferences
The Teacher Is the Key Person
Making a Difference to the Student
Starting an SDL School
Administrative Support for SDL
Creating a Shared Vision
Bibliography
Index
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