Reflecting on the Exploration of Independent Learning

During this semester in the subject ‘Understanding Research Practice,’ I explored independent learning and independent learning characteristics. Having the ability to explore and write about a topic that I was interested in meant that I was actively engaged in the subject and my assignments. From my secondary research on this topic, I was originally planning …

Independent Learning Characteristics and the Virtual Learning Environment

The concept of independent learning is not just defined by an individual’s ability to learn independently but it’s the development of a variety of characteristics impacted by both internal and external factors. Meyer states that independent learners "develop the values, attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to make responsible decisions and take appropriate actions in regard …

Research Proposal: Characteristics of the Independent Learner

Are you a fairly motivated student? Do you procrastinate a lot? Why do some students struggle with independent learning more than others? What are the factors that impact this? I’m interested in the concept of the independent learner, their characteristics, and how students become or don’t become independent learners based on the development of these …

Drafting Ideas: Independent vs Dependent Learners

For my research task for the subject 'Understanding Research Practice' I am thinking of researching the difference in how independent (self-motivated) and dependent learners from BCM212 are coping in a (predominately) online university environment with their studies. There are various differences between independent and dependant learners: Fairbain, L. 2020, 'Is my Child an Independent Learner …

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