Supporting Self-Directed Learning: A National Needs Analysis

While there is strong support for the development of self-directed learning among learners, these results suggest most faculty do not feel sufficiently trained to accomplish this goal

Youn Seon Lim; Virginia T. Lyons; Joanne M. Willey

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • It is broadly agreed that physicians must be self-directed learners, and many studies measuring medical student readiness and capacity for self-directed learning have been reported
  • While there is strong support for the development of SDL among learners, these results suggest most faculty do not feel sufficiently trained to accomplish this goal
  • The FNA-fSDL can be used by institutions to assess their own faculty
  • Functions and structure of a medical school: standards for accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree
  • The authors would like to thank Lynn Foster-Johnson, Ph.D., for critically reading the manuscript and providing valuable insight, Saori Herman, MLIS, AHIP, for her assistance with references, and David Orner, MPH, for help with survey distribution

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