Success from Autonomy

Independent and self-directed learners are more likely to attain life-long success. Here’s how you can start your little one on the journey.

words stephanie wong
photos courtesy of busy bees

Many parents these days often seek to transform their kids into academic high-flyers by limiting play time, and imposing additional hours of enrichment classes outside school. But despite such intensive efforts, not all will actually succeed in attaining academic excellence.

What most parents fail to realise is that learning impetus and success comes from within, not from enforced hours of rote learning. This is supported by a research study conducted by the University of Memphis, which suggests that students who are more self-regulated and self-determined in their learning are likely to have greater motivation and attain better academic performance.

Learn more in the August- October 2016 issue of little.