chapter  6
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Self-Management of Learning

So self-management of learning occurs when learners are in control of the process(es) of their own learning. But self-management does not mean managing alone, in isolation. Just as learning agreements are designed by learners in consultation with others (peers, external resource people, and the course co-ordinator), so self-management implies the learner is in control, but free to consult with others. A learner may even choose to attend a conventional course of lectures if that seems the most appropriate strategy to learn a particular aspect. (Higgs, 1988:48-9; Tough, 1981:23) Did you think of any other important aspects which we have not mentioned?