PERSONALIZED AND SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
WHAT IS PERSONALIZED AND SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING?
Personalized and Self-directed learning intentionally puts students at the center of the learning experience and guides them to see and value themselves, own their experience, and become lifelong learners. The world as it is demands individuals who demonstrate agency and can manage and direct themselves. We are living in a time where new information is developed at lightning speed and there is no way to teach every student all of the content needed to be successful in the 21stcentury work environment or to even predict which information will be most useful.
CSLC encourages students to:
- think critically
- ask questions
- filter sources
- discern truth from fiction
- build the strength of character to make sound decisions
- find solutions to their own questions or problems
Students are encouraged to explore diverse areas of learning and learn through a wide range of activities.
Activities are designed around:
- individual interests
- academic foundations and competencies
- independence levels.
This pillar cultivates iterative thinking and a desire to learn while fostering confidence and persistence. In the end, we want our students to leave empowered and engaged citizens with the desire and ability to creatively solve the problems they encounter.
"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation."
- Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University
Children's SLC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. To donate, please contact us.
Children's SLC is a nonprofit learning collaborative in Salt Lake City, UT. Our classroom largely depends on events and fundraisers to raise funds for children from diverse areas and family income structures. Money raised pays for scholarships, buys passes to various venues around Salt Lake City and provides supplies for learning and creative expression. Please contact us about donations or ask us about our annual Gala and Art Shows.