Flexible Learning or Learning to be Flexible?
Autonomy learning, with its aim of leading to lifelong learning, is not only pedagogically desirable, but could actually be made more readily cost-effective than more traditional learning approaches. This chapter illustrates the terms of past attempts at educational innovation and concludes with the problem analysis, educational technology, managerial and financial, that stand in the way of a successful introduction of cost-effective autonomy learning. There is nothing new about autonomy learning as such, although traditional university teachers, with their over-emphasis on content over method in their approach to student learning, have often left development of learner autonomy to the ineffable aspects of a university education, so that many students never make it. Finally, there is the effect of autonomy learning on the resulting graduates who will have developed the skills and attitudes needed for lifelong learning. Since development of a learning society is essential for national prosperity, and increase contribution of higher education society.