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I am always ready to learn, however I do not like always being taught.

-Winston Churchill

Self-Directed Education

Everyday at Dida, we make decisions based on one question:  "How does this help students become more self-directed?"

We believe that self-directed education is the ultimate goal where students are able to grow up to become responsible adults who can carry responsibility and manage themselves in their own way. Why? Because at some point in their life, they have to. 

In a country where democracy and freedom is so fundamental to our culture, it is crucial that young people are able to make educated decisions and be free to succeed in however way they wish. Self-Directed Education is not a teaching technique but a habit that is reinforced over time. 


Want to learn more about self-directed education? Visit the Alliance For Self-Directed Education

 

Other Resources:

1. See a Democratic and Free School in Film:  Summerhill School.

2. "Most Likely to Succeed" Documentary.