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(sĕlf′dĭ-rĕk′tĭd, -dī-)
Directed or guided by oneself, especially as an independent agent: the self-directed study of a language.

self′-di·rect′ing adj.
self′-di·rec′tion n.
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Noun1.self-direction - personal independence
independence, independency - freedom from control or influence of another or others
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know, and so was necessarily thrown for self-direction on this wide kind of inference.
The individual's right to dignity, self-development, and self-direction.
The programs specific goals include providing: innovative service options that build on the Support Families Community of Practice; individual and family self-direction opportunities; increased flexibility for individuals and families to allocate financial resources within their approved person-centered plan; and short-term exceptions to the overall budget caps based on exceptional needs.
When great emphasis is placed on independence and autonomy, parents are likely to give priority to qualities related to self-direction values, such as creativity and self-confidence.
Our experiences have shown that students have a better understanding of their IEPs and take increased leadership roles in facilitating their meetings when they actively use technology that supports self-direction and participation.
Among the topics are navigating continuous change: a focus on self-direction and skills knowledge transfer, workplace learning in higher education: two examples from a Swedish context, learning in hybrid spaces: designing a mobile-technology capacity-building framework for workplace learning, repositioning work-integrated learning in diverse communities, professional identities and ethics: the role of work-integrated learning in developing agentic professionals, and driving change: students shaping and reshaping work-integrated learning spaces.
Because online learning is a highly independent process, self-direction has been found to be an important skill for students to posses to succeed in this environment.
The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between extrinsic motivating factors of a course and intrinsic motivation of medical and dental students as measured by their self-direction aptitude and to determine their relationship with academic achievement.
In addition, Edwards describes how students attending an alternative high school are given a unique opportunity to turn what is often prescribed learning into a journey of self-direction using an inquiry approach.
The latter involves values that predispose to change, according to the goals of individuals in promoting their own interests, and includes Self-direction and Stimulation.
Girls are seen to have higher self-esteem and boys show less aggression, impulsiveness, and more self-direction.
Candy (1991) defines SDL as a general concept with four dimensions: self-direction as a personal attribute, self-management of one's learning, self-direction in organizing instruction, and self-direction in learning in informal settings (as cited in Song & Hill, 2007).