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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 approach across the whole programme is to support local people to embed behaviour change into their everyday lives with an emphasis on sustainability, self-direction, peer support and making use of existing community activities.
At Premier, focus is put on expertise and then on self-direction, so every associate is empowered with the tools to offer input for the company's direction and success.
e power, achievement, hedonism, stimulation, self-direction, universalism, benevolence, tradition, conformity, and security.
In contrast to those who suppose that self-knowledge is transmitted automatically through the presence of phenomenal properties, and in contrast to those who suppose that self-knowledge requires us to represent ourselves to ourselves, Soteriou shows how having a mental life that is governed by different aims ensures a kind of self-knowledge--a knowledge of what we are doing--that is not a matter of self-reflection but of self-direction.
Time management was not the only skill of self-direction that I developed during my homeschooling years.
Massachusetts workers also score high for what the eLabor industry calls employability: that tantalizing combination of experience, training, talent, specialization and project self-direction for which buyers will pay.
For administrators and learners alike, LCA reporting data provides key (and otherwise overlooked) information that assists in gauging learners' needs, encouraging self-direction, monitoring progress and checking for understanding.
She explains what a writing workshop is, its key elements, misconceptions about self-directed learning, the qualities of self-directed learners, and the benefits of this learning, then describes how to create a physical environment conducive to self-directed writing; create rituals and routines that keep the goal of self-directed learners at the forefront; scaffold instruction so all students can be successful; plan a yearlong curriculum and units of study with a focus on self-direction; craft lessons, conferences, and small-group work; and share sessions that teach new content and guide self-direction.
The dominating "positive" green of Olivia Plender's Self-direction Lounge (all works cited, 2013) was indicative of this installation's strong sense of alienation.
State-based policies and frameworks such as Queensland's 'Your Life Your Choice: Self-directed support framework' (The State of Queensland 2012) and 'Stronger Together' in New South Wales (New South Wales Government 2010) reflect this movement towards self-direction, as does the Federal Government's commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme in 2012.