SU216 - Self-Directed Learning and the Modern Learner

Sun, May 06 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Room: 11

The concept of self-directed learning for adult learners is more than 40 years old, which leads to the following question: Does this practice still work for the modern learner? The answer may surprise you! In this session, you will review the concept of self-directed learning, learn about the developmental needs and dislikes of modern learners, and determine whether self-directed learning works for them. This session will give you specific techniques and skills that you can incorporate into your training curriculum.

Application on the Job:
Define the concept of self-directed learning and why it is effective for the adult learner.
Describe modern learners in terms of their development needs and dislikes.
Incorporate and apply self-directed learning when delivering training to modern learners.

Type: New ATD Speaker

Tracks: Instructional Design

Learning Approaches: Core Topic

Topics: Learning Transfer

Target Audiences: Designer, Facilitator/Trainer

Session Services: Recorded


Davis, David

Davis, David

President and Owner

Romar Learning Solutions