What makes an Independent learner?
• The ability to understand which resource is going to help you find the best quality information and being able to use research skills to locate it.
• Knowing and understanding the importance of referencing, copyright and giving credit.
Many teachers believe that if a student can find the answer via Google they have an independent learner. This is not independence; this is just the ability to type the question into Google. If this is the tool that teachers want their students to use then they need to be prepared to make them…
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