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Research Report DCSF-RR051

Independent Learning
Literature Review

Bill Meyer, Naomi Haywood, Darshan Sachdev and Sally Faraday Learning and Skills Network

Research Report No DCSF-RR051

Independent Learning
Literature Review

Bill Meyer, Naomi Haywood, Darshan Sachdev and Sally Faraday Learning and Skills Network

The views expressed in this report are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. © Learning and Skills Network 2008 ISBN 978 1 84775 239 0

Contents
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Executive summary...............................................................................2 Introduction .........................................................................................10 Policy context ......................................................................................12 Methodology........................................................................................14 Defining independent learning.............................................................15 Key elements of independent learning ................................................21 Models of independent learning ..........................................................25 Skills required for independent learning ..............................................28 How teachers can promote independent learning ...............................32 How schools can promote independent learning.................................39 The impact of independent learning ....................................................42 The role of assessment .......................................................................48 Challenges in implementing independent learning and suggested solutions ..............................................................................................51…...

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