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The first moment of lasting excitement: An explanation of why some become lifelong learners. Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. Online Training, Inc. Why Foster Life Long Learning ?. Toffler’s Future Shock (1970) The pace of change is increasing Toffler’s Third Wave (1980) The information age

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the first moment of lasting excitement an explanation of why some become lifelong learners

The first moment of lasting excitement: An explanation of why some become lifelong learners

Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.

Online Training, Inc

why foster life long learning
Why Foster Life Long Learning?
  • Toffler’s Future Shock (1970)
    • The pace of change is increasing
  • Toffler’s Third Wave (1980)
    • The information age
    • The knowledge explosion
  • Schooler - Self-directedness (1980)
    • why some nations succeed during periods change and others don’t
self directed learning
Self-Directed Learning
  • Associated with distance education
    • Self-paced instruction
    • Computer based training
  • Core concept of adult education
    • Adults are self-directed learners
      • Self choice
      • Self need
    • Psychological Construct
self directed learners
Self-Directed Learners
  • Guglielmino - develops Self_Directed Learning Readiness Scale (1977).
  • Long/Redding/Eisenman - Longitudinal Study of SDL development (1988-1995).
  • Cloud - Nature and Nurture components to SDL development (1992).
  • Stubblefield - Familial relationships (1992).
  • Redding - Historical events that contribute to the development of High Self-Directed Learners (1997).
the first moment of lasting excitement
The First Moment of Lasting Excitement
  • High self-directed learners had a common experience
  • The experience occurs during childhood
  • Low self-directed learners did not have this experience
challenge for educators
Challenge for Educators
  • Foster self-directed learning in children .
  • Use tools such as education over the internet as a way to expose children world-wide to the wonders of knowledge.
  • Recognize the self-directed nature of adult learners.
stage vs trait to a state of mind
Stage vs. Trait to a State of Mind
  • Stage of development.
  • Personality Trait.
  • State of Mind.
  • The explosion of knowledge via the Internet.
summary
Summary
  • Notions associated with Self-Directed Learning.
  • Its importance to a world involved in rapid change.
  • Research associated with the development of High SDL.
  • The importance of the “First Moment of Lasting Excitement.”
  • Challenges for Educators.
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