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Definition of "self-study" []

  • Study or examination of oneself. (noun)
  • A form of study in which one is to a large extent responsible for one's own instruction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-study" in a sentence
  • "For example, a self-study might address the scope of library-based instructional activities over only a single term or academic year to assess what percentage of students and teachers have been involved in these activities."
  • "Often program evaluations involve self-study by the program providers, comparison of program elements to national or international standards, and interviews by outside evaluators of those involved in and served by the program."
  • "The program coordinator, with the assistance of a program evaluator from the ministry of education, conducted a program evaluation using a self-study which involved analysis of student evaluations and comparison with national standards as well as findings from a series of focus groups which involved representatives from the groups served by the program (Easton & Oberg, 1993; Oberg & Easton, 1995)."