We are aware with the concept of self-directed learning questions and its importance in the modernized classroom today. Something that instills the learner to acquire learning on his or her own accord.
Here are the four self-directed questions that are broken down into further pointers. Yes, this is not the complete set but the questions aim to provide you the basic framework or platform for additional exploration and learning. This is especially relevant for college and university level students who aim walk on their own self-directed learning journeys.
1. What I want to learn/ need to learn?
Answer the following sub things: a particular issue that needs to be clear, a problem needed confrontation, information that will provide me some definite value.
Secord, what is necessary and exciting: it could be a hobby, self-knowledge growth, enhancing your skillset for a different career or job.
2. Why is it critical?
Now, this comes as one of the pointers that you need to dive deep inside you. What is the motivation factor behind the drive to acquire this knowledge? What situation has directed to wanting this? Why is this important and useful to me or others? What happens if I fail to acquire the required knowledge? What impact does this knowledge have in my life/ how will it alter things?
3. How do I plan to make use of this information?
In short, this is when you have mastered the information or skill and now need to plan on how you would like to apply the knowledge. For personal development? Problem-solving? General issues? As a ladder to gain further knowledge? Or merely, a response to a question asked in the classroom.
4. What I already know and what further do I need to be familiar with?
This pointers engulfs your current knowledge and the gap you need to fill. For instance, you have your personal experience, information gained from others, and assumptions gained from discoveries. While the missing knowledge will answer all the why, who, where, what, and when of the subject, and what others have not been informed in the past.
Consider starting a Ph.D. assignment writing project provided by your teacher at the college or university. Such huge and critical writing pieces are not something that are to be started without any prior planning and correspondence. In such cases, learners are required to answer the above pointers in order to determine the core essence of the selected topic, hence, helping to create a writing masterpiece.