Autodidacticism Law & Legal Definition

Autodidacticism means self-directed learning. Some individuals excel in certain subjects outside the mainstream of conventional education. An autodidact or automath is a self-taught person. An autodidact has an enthusiasm for self-education and a high degree of self-motivation. For example, Srinivasa Ramanujan and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. A person can become an autodidact at any point in his/ her life.