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Encouraging independent learning

WithMartyn Kingsbury

This chapter focuses on independent learning and how a teacher may best facilitate it. Independent learning is widely regarded as vital in higher education, where there is a need for students to learn independently of direct teacher support and a desire to produce learners who are capable of lifelong learning. It is also increasingly clear that employers require graduates who are self-motivated independent learners. In order to achieve this, an ability and confidence in independent learning are vital to equip students to transfer their understanding, and the strategies they successfully employ to achieve it, into different contexts.