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Self-Directed Learning Strategies in Adult Educational Contexts
A crucial element in Nelson’s system of the Socratic method, whether the discussion leader (instructor) asks questions to the students, which go back to the basic presuppositions the student holds that leads him or her to the accepted position or belief.
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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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