COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

Use divergent (e.g., generation of novel ideas, thinking out of the box, brainstorming) and convergent thinking (e.g., critical thinking, evaluation of ideas, quantitative and qualitative analysis, scientific reasoning) to generate novel and relevant ideas, strategies, approaches, or products

ETHICAL REASONING

ETHICAL REASONING

Assess their own ethical values and the social context of ethical problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to an ethical problem, and consider the consequences of alternative actions

INFORMATION LITERACY

INFORMATION LITERACY

Possess the skills and knowledge to access, evaluate and use information effectively,
competently, and creatively

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Establish goals and monitor progress toward them by developing an awareness of the personal, environmental and task-specific factors that affect attainment of the goals

TECHNOLOGY USE

TECHNOLOGY USE

Make appropriate use of technologies to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, make decisions, and conduct research, as well as foster creativity and life-long learning

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Engage in, reflect upon, and demonstrate open mindedness toward all issues of diversity at the local, national and international level

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Apply knowledge and skills gained from a program of study to the achievement of goals in a work, clinical, or other professional setting

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Make meaningful contributions in their chosen field, participating in use-inspired (e.g., inspired by and applied to real-world problems) research, scholarship or creative activity as an individual or in a collaborative effort

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Create and sustain a healthy, engaged, public life

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

Continue to develop the goals, values, and aspirations that have guided them through their Drexel education into a foundation for a successful future

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    Self-Directed Learning

    July 2, 2013

    Self-Directed Learning asks Drexel Students to establish goals and monitor progress toward them by developing an awareness of the personal, environmental and task-specific factors that affect attainment of the goals. Self-regulated learners will assess 1) their personal competencies and motivation, 2) task-specific challenges related to the undertaking, and 3) the environment in which the learner is performing in order to develop a strategy to attain a goal.

    While we have been learning since birth and learning comes naturally, higher-order learning requires systematic, complex, and reflective strategies. Put simply, successful college students move from passive learning to active learning.

    This workshop will help students to:

    • Define and introduce the major components of Self-Directed Learning

    • Refine the identity of their learning style

    • Spot instances in assignments that ask students to engage in self-directed learning

    • Spot teaching styles that engage students in self-directed learning

    • Think about a framework for building self-directed learning strategies

    • Discuss how self-directed learning is used in the workplace

    Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Location: MacAlister 2019, Chestnut Steet, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Presenters: Dr. Stephen Gambescia, Associate Professor Health Services Administration, College of Nursing and Health Professions.

    Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students that attend the event.

    Winning Question:

    Identify three dimensions that relate to Bloom’s Taxonomy. Please incorporate the definition of the Self-Directed Learning DSLP in your answer.

    Please email your response to dslp@drexel.edu. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

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    Self-Directed Learning

    July 1, 2014

    The objective of the “Self-Directed Learning” DSLP is to foster Drexel students’ ability to “establish goals and monitor progress toward them by developing an awareness of the personal, environmental and task-specific factors that affect attainment of the goals.” In other words, self-directed learning encourages students to think critically and act intentionally about their education. This is done through self-reflection about one’s educational and professional goals, as well as learning styles, and the development of strategies to successfully achieve those goals. In this way, students actively construct meaning in their own education.

    During this session, we will use group discussion and some design thinking strategies to explore the following:

    • How to identify and make use of opportunities for self-directed learning across the University

    • How to activate self-directed learning within and across disciplines

    • How self-directed learning applies to co-curricular experiences (co-op, research opportunities, international opportunities, etc.)

    • How self-directed learning can translate to professional objectives


    The discussion portion of the session will allow students to examine some of the general ideas behind self-directed learning and how these might manifest on Drexel’s campus. The design thinking portion will allow students to use brainstorming and mind mapping activities to work together in thinking through how these ideas may apply specifically to their academic experience.

    Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location: MacAlister 2019, 3250-60 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104
    Presenter: Kevin Egan, PhD, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Drexel University

    Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students who attend the event.

    Winning Question:

    Discuss the opportunities and challenges of a self-directed learner. Please incorporate the definition of the Self-Directed Learning DSLP in your answer.

    Please email your response to dslp@drexel.edu. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.