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Subject:PROACTIVE: It's a Word From:John L Patterson <a342jpatters -at- ATTMAIL -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 16 Oct 1997 08:24:12 -0400
I first saw the term proactive in Malcolm Knowles, "Self Directed
Learning," copyrighted in 1975. In "Learning Resource L: Exercise in
Reading a Book Proactively," he writes the following:
"Self-directed learning implies that learners take the initiative in
making use of resources, rather than simply react to transmissions
from the resources. They know what they want to get from a
resource, and they probe the resource until they get what they
want. They are PROACTIVE rather than reactive learners."
Currently, proactive is a buzz word. I even think it has become the brand
name of a shampoo I saw advertised on TV.