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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Self-directed learning

Overview

  • Influence: Self-directed learning
  • Domain: Student Learning Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Student-focused interventions
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to considerably accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Learning where the student takes charge of the learning, seeks out information and develops solutions with minimal or no aid by a teacher

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 1
  • Number of studies: 61
  • Number of students: 0
  • Number of effects: 70
  • Effect size: 0.67

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Journal of Agricultural Education and Human Resource Development Ku, Yang, & Choi Korea A meta-analysis on the effects of academic achievement in self-directed learning; Focused on theses and journal paper in Korea since 2000 2012 Self-directed learning 61 0 70 0.67
TOTAL/AVERAGE 61 0 70 0.67

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 1 3 1 1 2
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