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OSGE May: A Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner

“THERE IS NO END TO EDUCATION. IT IS NOT THAT YOU READ A BOOK, PASS AN EXAMINATION, AND FINISH WITH EDUCATION. THE WHOLE OF LIFE, FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARE BORN TO THE MOMENT YOU DIE, IS A PROCESS OF LEARNING.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

As we enter Catholic Education Week, we also begin our new OCSGE focus for the month of May, which ties in well with Catholic Education, that is, being A Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner. What does this mean? This means that it is our responsibility to continue to learn and grow in as many ways as we can. Many people think that learning is about getting a formal education. Although it is one form of education, and it plays a vital role in our development, it is not the only form of learning. We also learn from observing those around us, from participating in various activities and by being actively involved in our home and community. Being a self-directed learner means identifying what we need to know or learn to reach a goal, then determine how we can learn it and who can help us.

Here are a few ways you can help your child become a self-directed, lifelong learner:

  1. Encourage curiosity
  2. Promote Creativity
  3. Invite them to help you in daily tasks
  4. Show them that learning happens every day
  5. Let them figure things out on their own

 

 

Elementary School SecretaryOSGE May: A Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner