Outcome Chart - Ontario - Self-Directed Learning

Overall Expectations:

Self-directed learning involves becoming aware of and managing one’s own process of learning. It includes developing dispositions that support motivation, self-regulation, perseverance, adaptability, and resilience. It also calls for a growth mindset – a belief in one’s ability to learn – combined with the use of strategies for planning, reflecting on, and monitoring progress towards one’s goals, and reviewing potential next steps, strategies, and results. Self-reflection and thinking about thinking (metacognition) support lifelong learning, adaptive capacity, well-being, and the ability to transfer learning in an ever-changing world

Specific Expectations:

  • Students develop a sense of identity in the context of Canada’s various and diverse communities.
  • Students cultivate emotional intelligence to better understand themselves and others and build healthy relationships.
  • Students become managers of the various aspects of their lives – cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual – to enhance their mental health and overall well-being.

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