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Independent Learning - Resources for Staff

The resources and evaluation reports included in this section are designed to help staff engage undergraduate and postgraduate students in independent and self-directed learning. Use the links below or the side menu to access a range of reusable resources and evaluation reports.

Resources for tutors

To access full range of tutor resources for self-directed/independent learning click on the link below:

Resources page

You may also find the following report useful when considering how students use resources.

Long-distance information? - How far does the Humanities Study Skills Website meet students’ wants- and needs?

Top 3 pick up and go classroom activities


Establishing a Learning Contract for Self-Directed Study


Guidance notes for developing a learning contract for self-directed learning together wth a template for the Learning Contract.

This video resource provides suggestions and practical help for encouraging self-directed learning through engaging students in group work and student projects in the local community.

Reflective Learning Contracts


This resource includes forms to develop and enhance critical reflection.

Theoretical underpinning
To access a range of briefing papers, evaluation reports and a literature review on self-directed and independent learning select the link below: