Academic Research / Literature Review
I started the literature review with a number of studies relating to self-direction. These included studies on learner transition and learner retention. The questions raised in the interviews then led me to explore a much wider range of academic research. Studies in sociology, psychology and education shed more light on the relationship between self-direction and the learning process.
I also facilitated an online discussion on AlphaCom. This discussion was an opportunity to work through ideas coming out of the research, and to explore different ideas for program practices.
At times the scope of the project felt overwhelming. However, the Reference Group for this project provided on-going direction and support. I was also encouraged by the level of interest in the project, and by the initial response to the project findings.
|Previous Page||Table of Contents||Next Page|