Eight Traits of an Independent Learner or

                       How to be a Great Knowledge Seeker

A Knowledge Seeker :

Eight Traits of an Independent Learner

 

 
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An Independent Learner is curious about the world.                                                                          

is curious.  

What does it look, sound or feel like?

 

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An Independent Learner is focused on his/her work. 

is focused. What does it look, sound or feel like?
 
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An Independent Learner is responsible and respects others in the community of learners. 

is responsible. What does it look, sound or feel like?

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An Independent Learner knows and uses many skills, strategies, resources, systems, and networks to help her/him find and use information effectively.

knows and uses many  information    skills and strategies.  What does it look, sound or feel like?

 
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An Independent Learner uses information to solve problems. 

solves problems. What does it look, sound or feel like?

 
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An Independent Learner collaborates with others, shares information in many ways, and gains knowledge as a result of the process. 

collaborates with others. What does it look, sound or feel like?

 
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An independent learner knows when to seek assistance. 

seeks assistance. What does it look, sound or feel like?
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An Independent Learner evaluates and reflects upon his/her work and knowledge.

evaluates and reflects.  What does it look, sound or feel like?

Carol J. Fox, 2001

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