By Quincy McBride
The self-directed learning approach at Greenway means the chance to prioritize what you want to learn. I’m Quincy, a junior from Babson College, and I chose to spend a semester at Greenway College largely because of this – the ability to structure my curriculum around what is most valuable to me.
I’d like to bring readers along through one of my average academic days to better grasp this concept. Class for me starts at 9am, though it’s not exactly “class” – it’s working with a partner on an engineering project. I chose to learn more about circuits during this project, so we created a complex circuit which controlled a solar powered traffic light. We break at noon for lunch, then spend the afternoon on a course-specific topic. The amount of work assigned is up to you, so it’s best to be self-motivated and honest with yourself to make the most of the resources here.
We just crossed the one month into the semester mark and, looking back, I am happy with what I’ve done thus far. The greatest part about self-directed learning is knowing that I am responsible for what I have accomplished here.