The Research Unit Self-Directed Learning at the North-West University has announced the 5th International Self-Directed Learning (SDL) conference. The conference aims to interrogate the components of self-directed learning through the theme Self-directed learning: Engaged pedagogies. In light of the expansion of remote teaching, and the necessity of it during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for self-directed goals, motivation, conceptualisation, monitoring and evaluation has become fundamental in a contemporary higher education landscape, both for learners and teachers.

The full scope of this theme will be explored through these sub-themes:

  • Engaged assessment for SDL
  • Engaged self-directed play
  • Engaged technology and multimodal learning for SDL
  • Engaged curriculum and praxis for SDL
  • Engaged teaching and learning strategies for SDL

Date: 31 October 2022 – 2 November 2022
Platform: Zoom

The conference will be entirely virtual and delegates are invited to register below.

For more information please send your queries to Dr Byron Bunt from the NWU Faculty of Education: (