The first forum which is being hosted by Samantha is about self directed learning (SDL) and the adult learner. Throughout PIDP we have a heavy focus on this topic and as future (or current) educators, what can we do/should we do to foster SDL? How as educators can we support our students? How deep of an understanding of SDL do we have to have in order to be an effective educator. As my forum topic is on learning styles, I’m going to see if my working knowledge of SDL meets the learning style needs of my students.
I’ve included a link to the article I read from Ryerson University that I posted. I liked the simplicity of it and the fact that you can look at each point and see if your teaching style lines up. I hope you find it useful too!