Savikrypčio ir savivaldaus mokymosi charakteristikos socialinių mokslų magistrantūroje
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AbstractResearch problem is characterised by two questions: first, what components of learning are relevant to self-directed and self-managed learning in social sciences master programmes; second, what kind of links between self-directed and self-managed learning are to be found in higher education school. Research object: characteristics of self-directed and self-managed learning. Aim of the research: to identify and substantiate the characteristics of self-directed and self-managed learning in social sciences master programmes. Data collection methods: scientific literature analysis and a questionnaire with close-ended questions. Data analysis methods: descriptive statistics, factor analysis based on correlation matrix; KMO coefficient (0.853-0.932) was used to test data validity, CronbachAlpha was applied to measure internal consistency; principal components analysis with varimax rotation method was used for data analysis. Research results revealed 57 correlation links between self-directed and self-managed learning with coefficient (Spearman) ranging from 0.401 to 0.639. High Cronbach Alpha criteria values (0.837 – 0.933) proved the level of internal consistency and validity of a questionnaire, as well as strong links between self-directed and self-managed learning. Five factors were distinguished. Research findings showed that it is essential for social sciences postgraduate students to plan and manage their learning, as it helps to organize their activities in a more efficient way. The most evident links between self-directed and self-managed learning showed up between statements “no time management” and “learning process management”. Characteristics of self-managed learning were formulated: management of learning process, self-assessment as an improvement for learning process and learning time management. Characteristics of self-directed learning: self-directed learning opportunities and the meaningfulness of gained knowledge. Only one characteristic was evident between self-directed and self-managed learning: the ability to make correct decisions in cooperative mode and applying experience.