Introducing Self-Directed Learning

Introducing Self-Directed Learning

We have created a new path for education in Nova Scotia by adopting a self-directed approach to teaching and learning at West Bedford High School. This model will provide students with a unique experience that supports all learners and creates a deeper connection between home, student and school.

Self-directed learning supports our belief that as students move through school, they become less dependent on teachers and more capable, independent learners.

The self-directed learning approach is used successfully in a network of schools across Canada. HRCE has spent time learning about, and learning from, these schools, and is now offering a similar approach at the new West Bedford High School. Self-directed learning gives students the freedom to work in a way that best suits their learning needs, with more independence and flexibility.

Overall, the model anticipates the future needs of students and the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for post-secondary pursuits as well as for future employment.

We've visited schools in Ontario and British Columbia to see this model in action. Click here to see why students and staff at Thomas Haney Secondary School enjoy this different approach to high school.



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