Schools like this could make the
certification mills obsolete before they
exist. The schools that will be successful
will be those that transform themselves
from transmitters of knowledge and
information to orchestrators of a
complex program of learning facilitation
and cognitive development.
Will yours be one of them? EL
1These numbers represent the percentage
of students whose mean score on the Metiri
Group’s Self-Directed Learning Inventory
was below 4 points on a 7-point scale.
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Ed Coughlin is Senior Vice President of
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