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Instilling Independence in Your Learners

Are you encouraging independent learning in your classroom? In advocating independent learning, we are pushing students into becoming more self-directed, so they have more authentic ownership and control over their learning. While the name 'independent learning' may suggest a decline in the teacher's role, you will quickly realize the huge role a teacher plays in building independent learners as you review the research and examine resources related to this topic.
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Instilling Independence in Your Learners
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Created by a college professor, this short video offers learning strategies teachers can adopt to help their students build independent learning skills. Included are the basics of a quality independent learning lesson along with examples of assignments teachers can easily utilize.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    This is a literature review focused on independent learning. Through research, it provides information on independent learning and its potential impact on students including heightened motivation and improved management of their learning. This review suggests a variety of external and internal elements that influence the success of independent learning methods and stresses the importance of the teacher's role.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    This article gets straight the point in giving ideas on how teachers can lead a classroom of independent learners. It suggests teachers' roles are more important than ever and more complex in their responsibilities as they assume positions as facilitators, mentors, coaches and guides.
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    Kelly Flynn says:
    A great link that provides ideas and materials on how to build a framework and mindset for students in becoming independent learners. There are five different independent learning activities shown through this resource. A description as well as an illustration is provided, so you get a clear picture of how the activity works. The Ski Slope Learning Activity would be a great one to implement in a classroom with a variety of learning abilities.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Encouraging students to be independent learners isn't as easy as it sounds. There are many things to consider and actions to be taken that aren't naturally comfortable or even intrinsic as the leader of the classroom. While this article is a short read, it offers some worthwhile ideas for promoting independent learning. I highly suggest you read it. It'll be a good way for you to gauge your success of creating this learning atmosphere wherever you are teaching.
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BloomBoard Asks:Do you think schools should be spending more time promoting independent learning?