Self-management / self-direction is a big priority because we see how important it is to learner success.
| (Sharon Brisson, Alternative Education Centre, Kapuskasing)|
|If life skills are lacking, they wont be successful. At Seneca we have many at-risk students. Self-management & self-direction fills the void We need to see self-management and self-direction as essential skills that support learning. People are successful in our program because we are meeting their personal and academic needs. Self-management and self-direction skills are integral to learning in an LBS program.|
| (Elise Sheridan, Seneca College,
|We can find evidence for the importance of the area of self-management and self-direction in a number of recent studies in the Ontario literacy field.|
Studies on the impact of violence on learning
In her book Too Scared to Learn, Jenny Horsman shows that building a sense of self, hope and the possibility of change is essential for learners to be able to set goals and learn effectively.
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