I am a big proponent of discovery learning. Let children discover on their own and they will retain more. Don’t you?
Here is a link from the Change Agency. Stephanie writes on how discovery learning can really bring a relevancy back to teaching history.
And if we are talking about learning on our own, why not include one of the greatest resources for self-learning ever. The Open University. Open University offers real college programs over the internet. The price is something everyone can enjoy, FREE!