How A Self Directed Is Intrinsically Motivated, Active Learner?

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1. Describe the essential aspects of a self-directed, intrinsically motivated, active learner?
This summary of the aspect of a self directed learner from the reading assignment Unit 4 ("Learning guide unit 4," n.d.), and also from the writing of Jeff Cobb ("Cob, n.d.)
Takes Ownership: This means determining what needs to be done, Doing the work in a timely manner to a self set standard of quality, and monitoring and adjusting performance as needed.
Self-motivated: Grades are an important way of monitoring performance, but the real motivation is more intrinsic. The pleasure of leaning, and the value of what is being learned are also very important. Self image, as well as personal goals, and values can also become driving forces for a self-motivated student.
Student / Teacher Relationship: The teacher 's relationship with a self-directed student is like that of a tour guide. The introduce the student to the subject being covered, The give the material context and explain the more complex of what is being covered. They also provide encouragement and feedback. Beyond the level of tour guide they also give assignments designed to not just test knowledge, but to encourage deeper thought. The students view themselves as tourists, explorers, and seekers of knowledge.
Learns Collaboratively: The collective experiences, perspectives, opinions, and feedback are a valuable resource in reviewing both the material, and the student 's own work.
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