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Self Managed Learning

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Meabh Harvey

on 19 January 2014

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“An educational process by which professional people maintain enhance and broaden their professional competence”
Alsop 2000
Self Managed Learning
What is self managed learning (SML)?
“a process by which individuals take the initiative, with our without the assistance of others, in
-diagnosing their learning needs
-formulating learning goals
-identify human and material resources for learning
-choosing and implement appropriate learning strategies
-evaluating learning outcomes.”
(Knowles, 1975, p. 18)
How can we encourage
lifelong learning?

Approaches to self managed learning
1. Adults are internally motivated and self-directed

2. Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences

3. Adults are goal oriented

4. Adults are relevancy oriented

5. Adults are practical

6. Adult learners like to be respected

Meabh Harvey
January 2014
-Approaches to self managed learning
-Self managed learning in a personal context
-Self managed learning in a professional context
-Benefits of self managed learning to the individual
-Benefits of self managed learning to the organisation
Knowles (1913-1997)
Theory on Adult Practices
*Self directed learning
*Further/Higher education
*Learning through
*Use of the internet
*Mentoring and coaching
*Industrial Links
Benefits of SML to
the individual
Benefits of SML to the organisation
"There are no limits except the limits you place on yourself and with your own thinking" Brain Tracy
Thank you for listening!
-build confidence and self esteem
-learn new skills and knowledge
-improve career opportunities
-maintain professional reputation
-keep a competitive edge
-earn more money
-promotes staff development
-can be used in appraisals
-staff retention
-maximise staff potential
-competitive edge
-employee morale improved
-increased profit and sustainability
-socially and culturally rounded
Self managed learning is not a new concept!
Knowles predicts that by 2020 all learning will be based on principles of Self managed learning
*Pay rise
*Time in leu
*learning new language
*learning how to drive
*help with family life
*meet new people
*pick up new hobby
*earn extra money
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