Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Self-directed learning has been utilized as the method that increases the students' participation in classroom activities or been suggested as the purpose of school education. However, it is unclear whether the purpose of self-directed learning is a purpose to enhance for the self-directed learning competence or a method to achieve higher grades in school curriculum. The paper divided Self-directed learning purpose to two types and compares the learning principles. The self-directed learning according to its objectives is applied to different learning principles; scope of knowledge, focal point of learning, personal attributes, main strategy, and evaluation of learning.