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What is Leonard Nelson

Self-Directed Learning Strategies in Adult Educational Contexts
Early 20 th centiury German philosopher who was influenced by the Neo-Kantian movement and the Friesian School. He developed a specfici system to the Socratic Method expounded in his famous essay: “The Socratic Method.”
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The Socratic Way and Adult Learning: Exploring a Nelsonian View of the Socratic Method in Self-Directed Learning Encounters.
Frank G. Giuseffi (Lindenwood University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8018-8.ch006
Adult learning experiences seem to be influenced by the activity of self-direction on the part of their learners. Adult learners come to educational encounters motivated and possessing a strong sense of self and learning objectives. However, other educational experiences require teachers of adults to assist in the development of self-directed learning (SDL) in their learners. This chapter explores the possibility of how Leonard Nelson's theories concerning the Socratic method can initiate the possibility of SDL (self-teaching) in adult learners.
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