What is Self Learning?

Self-learning

The Safety Harbor Math Club

I am currently involved with a Training center at a ministry where I live. This ministry serves people who are homeless, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. It helps them meet their basic needs of food and shelter with the proviso that they should now attempt to improve their lot by educating themselves and getting a job.

Self-learning is based on one’s desire to know. You are self-learning even when you are being helped.

The Training center at the ministry helps people learn English and Mathematics toward obtaining a GED certificate. I am currently volunteering at this center as a tutor. I would like to see a Self-Learning Program implemented at this center.

Self-learning involves responsibility.  Responsibility means, “A response that is proper and adequate to a situation.”

The situation that a person at risk faces is lack of education to be employed. The proper response is to get educated. This sense of responsibility is the basis of Self-Learning. But to build up this sense of responsibility, conditions need to be set right.

Self-learning requires access to materials that are easy to understand. It also involves alert supervision that helps one overcome tough spots in learning.

A document that has been prepared with self-learning in mind is the following.

Lesson 2: Arithmetic & Numbers

I plan to prepare more documents in this Lessson Plan series. These documents shall be available at

Vinairemath – Remedial Math Level 1

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Comments

  • vinaire  On March 2, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    A class room setting where a lecture is delivered to a number of people is not possible at this ministry. The first problem is to get a regular attendance.

    So, any training program must be on a one-on-one basis. It should be customized to the person as much as possible. It should be able to capture the interest and attention of the person in the first session and in every session thereafter.

  • vinaire  On March 2, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Each training session must bring the person up in a slightly higher (at least) state of knowledge.

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