Adult participation in self-directed learning programs

Muhammad Madi Abdullah, and Sebastian Francis Koren, and Balakrishnan Muniapan, and Balakrishnan Parasuraman, and Balan Rathakrishnan, (2008) Adult participation in self-directed learning programs. International Education Studies, 1 (3). pp. 66-72. ISSN 1913-9039

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This paper attempts to explain the various concepts related to self-directed learning and also the various theories and models regarding adult participation and also non-participation in self-directed learning programs. Because of the extensive amount of previous literature and research findings dealing with self-directed learning, it is necessary to synthesize the relevant literature so that it can be useful as a basis for this and also for further research in this field. Conceptualization of self-directed learning will be reviewed in the wider and broader perspective. Also reviewed will be the development of self-directed learning, the definitions and characteristics of self-directed learning. Different conceptualization and factors contributing to adult participation in self-directed learning will be touched. In order to design an instrument and to develop a conceptual model, which adequately reflects those factors that have been reasonably determined to be relevant, it is felt that there was a need to identify those variables or factors, reported in earlier studies, which have been found to be significantly associated with adult participation in self-directed learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-directed learning, Adult participation, Distance learning programs
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 11:57
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 11:57

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