Self-direction will always be an important skill in the Innovation Lab and we are continually exploring new ways to build and strengthen these skills in our learners. We have already seen some success this year. We have certified some students to use equipment independently, created video tutorials for self-paced learning, and structured learning opportunities in which every student has an opportunity to choose a project and set their own work goals.
As the year goes on, we will collect data and student work to help gauge the progress of our program as it relates to self-direction and other transferable skills. Self-direction is is easily assessed through observation. What does it look like? Check out the pictures below!