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  • n. Alternative spelling of selfdirection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. personal independence


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  • Unlike traditional lecture-style pedagogy, his course was completely project-driven with the goal of fostering 21st Century skills such as creativity and innovation, critical thinking, and self-direction, while simultaneously developing a student's media literacy and Spanish language skills.

    Mirla Gonzalez: A Multifaceted Path

  • Instead, as the notion of a "career" shifts and individuals create joint personal and professional goals, recognition, self-development, self-direction, values-driven engagement and work-life balance become more important.

    Global Business Shifts Call for 'Post-Heroic' Leadership

  • I began to wonder whether this meant he would lack self-direction and motivation.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • According to the MacArthur Foundation, which awards what it calls "genius grants," the recipients are "talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits, and a marked capacity for self-direction."

    MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Honor Humanities and Sciences

  • Perhaps some aren't quite sure exactly who they are at the moment, uniquely positioned as first semester college students between the traditions and obligations of their life at home and the future of independence and self-direction that awaits them.

    Neil J. Young: Studying Conversion: What Stories Count?

  • I think ALL religions/cults exist for that very reason – there are those that seem to need some kind of “pointed explanation” for life, as they lack self-direction and/or self-justification at the time.

    Scientology versus the Wikipedia

  • A recipient of one of the coveted MacArthur Fellowships, the so-called Genius Awards, he was honored for being one of those "talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."

    Monica Edinger: What is David Macaulay Up To?

  • But the benefits it confers - providing students with unparalleled guidance and direction and sustained one-to-one faculty interaction -- lead to a remarkable degree of maturity and self-direction as graduating seniors head out into the world.

    Karen Lawrence: The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value

  • Man will exercise self-direction and self-control in the service of objectives to which he is committed.

    To Motivate Staffers, Are Carrots Better Than Sticks?

  • All have achieved productive lives and possess considerable capacity for insight and self-direction.

    Embracing the New: Avoiding a Routinized Life


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