Self-Directed Learning (SDL) Conference 2018

Hosted by:  Faculty of Education, North-West University, South Africa

Venue:  Elgro Hotel, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Date:  Monday, 5 November to Wednesday,  7 November 2018

Conference Theme: Self-Directed Learning for the 21st Century:  Implications for Higher Education




Call for papers

Fourth call for papers/posters

Conference strands

  • Teaching / learning and assessment strategies and skills to enhance Self-Directed Learning (e.g. cooperative learning, problem-based learning and case-based teaching and learning) in school and Higher Education contexts
  • Tools, Apps and technologies to enhance Self-Directed Learning
  • The role of the contextualised curriculum to enhance Self-Directed Learning
  • Scholarship and praxis for Self-Directed Learning


  • Prof Karl Wirth (Macalester College, USA)
  • Prof Sharan Merriam (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Prof Ignatius Gous (UNISA, SA)

Paper options

  • Long papers
  • Short papers
  • Posters

Important dates

Registration opens:  Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Last date for submission of papers/posters: Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Early bird registration and payments close (normal conference fee):  Saturday, 15 September 2018

Last date for registration:  Sunday, 30 September 2018

Last date for payments: Monday, 15 October 2018

(Payments after 15 September: normal conference fee + 10%)


Once you choose your delegate type on the registration form, the conference fee will be displayed under "Costs" on the form.


Contact information

Tel:  +27 (0)18 299 4780