Independent Learning Principles

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TASK A (P1.1) Principles of independent learning Definition of Independent learning Independent learning is the accomplishment of one’s own learning by being motivated and confident enough to make one’s own decisions by displaying and reflecting on one’s learning whether it was successful or not, and if so what other methods and approaches could be used to improve learning. Independent learning practices followed in schools and other organizations makes their learners become confident about themselves and they are able to think critically and evaluate their strengths and weakness and find methods to improve their weakness, knowledge and they will be able to adapt themselves in to any situation that comes in their way. Independent learning…show more content…
The learner would take a practical approach and be concerned with what really works, as opposed to simply watching a situation. Approaches to independent learning  Knowledge management This approach makes work and learning more effective and productive since information and ideas are shared between the employees of a company, students and teachers. Knowledge management makes work take place faster and create better relationships in an organization. The benefit of knowledge management is that people learn new skills and information faster, become more creative and different cultures are brought together to share information. 1.) This system can facilitate better decision making capabilities by sharing good practices, failures and what steps were taken to come out of them, successes and experiences. 2.) Learning routines will be created as everyone will evaluate themselves, their groups and organization by identifying strengths and weakness and finding methods to be more productive and successful. 3.) Adapts to cultural change and people become more creative and innovative since everyone’s ideas are taken into consideration.  Self…show more content…
(P2.1) Learning activities to promote independent learning  By using a variety of ways to gain understanding of leaner’s abilities, needs and interests.  Making education relevant to leaner’s needs and interests by teaching and modelling independent learning skills, providing students with choice in assignments and topics within a range of choices.  Increasing students' responsibility for decision making in the independent learning by utilizing collaborative instructional techniques. Activities : independent research, role play , debates, journal writing, peer teaching, collaborative learning,experimentation,visual based instructions, external visits(going with the learners to visit a place and writing their own reflections on their experiences) , virtual field trips, concept mapping and divergent thinking. References: university of Hull. 2014. Independent learning. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/lli/skills-development/essentials/independent_learning.aspx. [Accessed 24 January 15]. The university of sheffield. 2015. Independent learning. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/lets/toolkit/learning/independent. [Accessed 24 January

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