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Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners ® (K - 12)

Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners ® (K-12)

EDUC 6904


  1. As your classroom changes, so does your role as a teacher. You may find yourself acting more as a coach and facilitator as your students become more active in their own learning. In this course, you will explore how to foster and encourage self-directedness in your students and create a learning environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. Learn how you can help your students manage their own learning, and inspire them to develop the skills they need to thrive.




  1. Learn how to:

    • Identify the characteristics of self- directedness in yourself and your students.

    • Help students refine their thinking beyond the first “right” answer.

    • Examine various ways to provide feedback that will help students produce high-quality work.


      Featured presenters include Art Costa, Ed.D., Bena Kallick, Ph.D., and Marian Leibowitz, M.A. 

Materials provided include:
  • Study guide
  • Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners DVDs
  • Course text: Costa, A. (1991). The school as a home for the mind. Palatine, IL: SkyLight.
  • Articles and journal readings to be included in study guide

Enrollment Information

  • Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit
  • Maximum: 3 courses per term
  • Registration: August 1—November 18, 2011
  • Completion: coursework due February 29, 2012
  • Course Withdrawal date: 45 calendar days after you register

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