Research Director of the Research Focus Area Self-Directed Learning:
Prof Elsa Mentz

 

 

What is Self-Directed Learning (SDL)?

“In its broadest meaning self-directed learning describes a process by which individuals take the initiative, with or without the assistance of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies, and evaluating learning outcomes” (Knowles, 1975).