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      34th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium - 2020 in Cocoa Beach

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      February 4, 2020

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      3435 North Atlantic Avenue
      Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

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      34th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium - 2020

      The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, Cocoa Beach, Florida    February 4-8, 2020 (Registration Check-in on Feb. 4, 2020- Open Research CollaborationTime on Feb. 8, 2020) Go to for additional details regarding paper proposal submissions, hotel reservations, pre-conference full description, etc.   ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:      The International Self-Directed Learning Symposium provides an international forum for the discussion of important current developments in the study and application of self-directed learning. The program design emphasizes intensive individual participation and group exploration of problems, issues and concepts. Program structure includes large group sessions as well as small group interaction opportunities.      Theoreticians and practitioners are invited to submit a one-to-two page proposal for paper and poster presentations concerning self-directed learning in childhood education, higher education, adult education, and training and human resource development. International participants have included representatives from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.      Trainers and resource development specialists have represented the following organizations: U.S. Department of Defense, State of Georgia, South Florida Water Management District, Digital Equipment, Ernst & Young, Fleming, IBM, Motorola, Revco, Niagara Mohawk Power, and others. A wide range of U.S. colleges, universities, and 12 school systems have been represented in the symposium from across the U.S. and from many other countries.      Participants have opportunities to learn a variety of procedures and information including:          (a) the results of recent research on self-direction in learning,           (b) new developments in the application of self-directed learning ideas in diverse settings,           (c) how to assess employees and students’ self-directed learning orientations, and           (d) how to develop and strengthen self directed learning propensities and abilities.      In addition, a number of important networks and collaborative relationships have been developed by symposium participants. PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: After presentation at the Symposium, many participants choose to submit their Symposium papers to the International Journal of Self-Directed Learning.  Go to for details. Payment Information Credit card accepted for payment as part of the registration process. To pay by check or at the door, click on the "Show other payment options" under the PayPal button and a "Pay Offline" button will appear.  Click the "Pay Offline" button to go to the page where you can choose your options.

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