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Who We Are

The International Society for Self-Directed Learning (ISSDL) is dedicated to the promotion of self-directed lifelong learning, encouragement and dissemination of continued research on self-directed learning both within and outside of institutional contexts.

huey long & colleague

2024 ISSDL Symposium coming soon!


Held annually since it was founded by Dr. Huey Long in 1986, the Symposium provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of current developments in the study and application of self-directed learning.

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ISSDL Journal


Published biannually, the IJSDL is a refereed, electronic journal founded to disseminate scholarly papers that document research, theory, or innovative or exemplary practice in self-directed learning.

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