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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Heutagogy: a new word learned today

According to the Free Dictionary

"Heutagogy is the principle of teaching based upon the concept of truly self-determined learning."

"It is suggested that heutagogy is appropriate to the needs of learners in the twenty-first century, particularly in the development of individual capability, individualised learning and independent learning using the internet-based systems including multimedia, virtual learning environments, online assessments and social software."

For more information on "heutagogy", please refer to the following entry:

"Heutagogy" was one of the word used in one of the many ACTA course reading materials, and I found it relevant to any one who is keen in learning on their own.

In the past, it was teachers who decided what the learner needed to know and how the knowledge and skills should be taught.

Today, as a learner myself, I can set my learning curriculum and do it the way I find appropiate and applicable.

It is very self enriching process and learning become more flexible as Internet resources allow one to explore on their own and learn from experts all over the world.

It is not a closed learning that is limited to participant of a certain course, but an open access one as the learning is globalized and freely accessible if you know how to find the knowledge that is being stored in various portals or databases or service providers.

Learning is globalized though it is at the desk of the learner that learning takes place.

Dexterine Ho

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