Self directed learning and learning theories

Do we assume that learning is an individual phenomena?… a social construction?… a network phenomena? Thanks to Mary’s questions.

All are assumed, as a matter of choice for self-directed learners. It depends on what higher order learning means for the learners, and the learning context. Under a cognitivist construct, critical thinking & self-reflection are the basis of metacognition (learning how to learn, and thinking how to think), whereas under a social constructivist point of view, collaborative meaning making and knowledge co-construction are the basis of negotiated learning in a community, and enculturation in COPs, and under a connectivist point of view, networks building and formation, growth and nurturing forms the basis of connectivist learning and growth of connective knowledge, with distributed networks & learning.
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