In honour of the late John Gilbert, the book entitled Supporting Self-Directed Learning in Science and Technology Beyond the School Years By Léonie J. Rennie, Susan M. Stocklmayer, and John K. Gilbert, first published by Routledge in 2019, has been become open access.
The book is free to download in whole, or in part at this link , or simply through searching for the book via its title.
Please find a description of the book below:
While much has been written about science education from pre-K through to postgraduate study, interaction with science and technology does not stop when schooling ends. Moving beyond scholarship on conventional education, this book extends the research and provides an original in-depth look at adult and lifelong learning in science and technology. By identifying the knowledge and skills that individuals need to engage in self-directed learning, the book highlights how educators can best support adult learners beyond the years of formal schooling. Through case studies and empirical analysis, the authors offer a research-based exploration of adults’ self-directed learning and provide tools to support adults’ learning experiences in a wide range of environments while being inclusive of all educational backgrounds.