Find out about Self determination, a tertiary education scenario by learners where the learning environment is highly customised to the learners needs.
About this scenario
In this scenario, a central part of the learning environment is determined by the learner with the support of the society to establish relevant life-long learning. Advisors and staff in the tertiary system recruit and work with student mentors from the workplace and/or community organisations who provide highly contextualised support for learners.
Interdisciplinary resources are used by students, including diverse instructional material that enhances opportunities to participate in vocational and research projects. Support staff play key roles, and 'learning teams' emerge within and beyond tertiary organisations. Space is utilised in innovative ways and there are occasional overseas partnerships.
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Students can be guided to develop an ePortfolio to enhance their learning and demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired. The learners’ mobile technologies support the gathering of evidence about learning. Students also contribute resources that support the programme and/or their authentic contexts.
Work-based learning supports students. Students initiate the skills and knowledge that they develop in each context e.g. in a trade/profession. Supervision and guidance from tertiary staff and collaborating mentors in the workplace provide quality assurance and benefits for employers. Students are also encouraged to draw on and contribute to resources produced for other courses, such as those produced in the ‘supermarket’ scenario.