Your Name and Title:

Dr. Bernard Bull, Assistant Vice President of Academics & Associate Professor of Educational Design and Technology

School, Library, Museum, or Organization Name (if applicable):

Concordia University Wisconsin

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Wisconsin, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):

Educators, Learners, and anyone interested in developing competence and confidence in self-directed learning.

Short Session Description (one line): Come explore eight principles that lead to competence and confidence in high-impact self-directed learning. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Come explore the why and how of self-directed learning. According to Alvin Toffler, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." While traditional literacy remains an important life skill in the 21st century, this quote points to the importance of learning how learn. With that in mind, what does it take to develop the competence and confidence necessary to thrive as a self-directed learner?  In 1888, John Milton Gregory published The Seven Laws of Teaching, proposing a list of principles for effective teaching.  His list is over a hundred years old, but it reads like it could come from contemporary University education programs. Building upon Gegory's original ideas, this presentation will change the focus from teacher-directed instruction to self-directed learning, proposing seven (plus one) principles that can help people thrive as learners in formal and informal environments.

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