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Theory of Cooperative Freedom
The theory of autonomy and independence
Adult learners perceive themselves as self-directing human beings and define themselves in terms of their personal achievements and experiences.
The Theory of Cooperative Freedom perceives both adult and juvenile distance learners as motivated, self-directing students with a desire to control their learning outcomes.The theory applies to all three categories of Houle’s student motivational orientations: goal oriented, activity oriented, and learning oriented.
• Goal-oriented participants will perceive CMC as a way to “keep the edge” and to use state-of-the-art technology to achieve their goals.
• Activity-oriented students cannot resist the always-available online activity.
• Knowledge-oriented people may be motivated by access to all the up-to-date information and knowledgeable people that CMC provides.
This theory suggests that, independently of motivational orientation, distance students need cooperation as well as individual freedom.