A voluntary organisation providing educational, creative and leisure activities for older people no longer in full-time employment.(Commonly referred to as U3A). U3A advocates learning for pleasure: there is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.
Learning by oneself without the aid of an instructor. (Note: See also ‘Persistence’, of which self-directed learning may be one aspect).
Knowledge, skills, competences and attributes embodied in individuals that facilitate personal, social and economic well-being.
Terms for self-directed learning