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  • n. Study or examination of oneself.
  • n. A form of study in which one is to a large extent responsible for one's own instruction.

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  • n. Study without the aid of a formal education institution.


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  • For example, a self-study might address the scope of library-based instructional activities over only a single term or academic year to assess what percentage of students and teachers have been involved in these activities.

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  • Often program evaluations involve self-study by the program providers, comparison of program elements to national or international standards, and interviews by outside evaluators of those involved in and served by the program.

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  • The program coordinator, with the assistance of a program evaluator from the ministry of education, conducted a program evaluation using a self-study which involved analysis of student evaluations and comparison with national standards as well as findings from a series of focus groups which involved representatives from the groups served by the program (Easton & Oberg, 1993; Oberg & Easton, 1995).

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  • The self-study involved closely examining the learning outcomes of all the courses, looking for redundancies, gaps, and relevance to current professional practice.

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  • The self-study and survey of graduates were conducted by the program coordinator, with the assistance of a graduate research assistant.

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  • Based on the self-study, the graduate survey, and the AASL standards, the program content was re-visioned and a curriculum document was prepared for feedback from the field.

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  • A self-study might be designed to analyze the learning outcomes addressed through library-based instruction activities over a term or over several years.

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  • Extremely valuable as a coursebook or for self-study.

    Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar « Books « Literacy News

  • Inspired by a professor with a passionate social agenda, Ingels began an intense course of self-study in the school library, reading monographs and histories on the subject "from A to Z."

    Building a Better Future

  • Any feedback would be great as I'm currently going through his self-study program and book Capitalism which I've found very educational.

    Paul Samuelson, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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