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Self-directed learning

With self-directed learning, children and adolescents take responsibility for their own learning to a large extent. They structure their own learning processes and make decisions about when and how and what content they learn and explore in greater depth.

Self-directed learning provides a good way for high-ability children and adolescents to work on learning content at their own pace. Teachers should provide them with advice and support in this process.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.