Development of a self-rating scale of self-directed learning
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Development of a self-rating scale of self-directed learning

Swapna Naskar Williamson Senior Lecturer, Thames Valley University, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Ealing, London, UK

In order to realise their full potential as learners, it is essential that students have good self-directed learning skills. It is also important that students develop their own roles in learning by continuously monitoring their own learning progress, identifying areas of deficit and making a conscious effort towards self-improvement. In this paper, Swapna Naskar Williamson reports on the development and testing of a self-rating scale of self-directed learning in higher education, and considers how it might be used in practice in order to enhance the requisite skills for becoming independent and lifelong learners.

Nurse Researcher. 14, 2, 66-83. doi: 10.7748/nr2007.01.14.2.66.c6022

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