Autodidacticism (Self-Directed Learning).
n addition to the traditional instruction at Anderson, time is created each week for students to select a topic of interest and delve into the study of it. Research has shown the benefits of allowing students to select their own topic of study, and with the encouragement and tutelage of a teacher, they are able to achieve this goal and work on an area of their own choosing.
The only way to begin to understand and study a subject, event, or time period in its entirety, is to have multiple disciplines at your disposal. This allows for a more complete picture to be drawn in the student's mind surrounding the subject. This self-directed interdisciplinary study enables students to explore a range of topics of their own selection without the constraints of artificial curriculum barriers and enables them to learn the process of scholarship, which includes: topic selection, research methods, critical thinking, and logical conclusions.
This method of study enhances a student's conception of the idea of scholarly pursuits and elaborates the extent of research which is necessary for a conclusion to be derived in the mind of the student.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”