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ERIC Number: ED001203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 13
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AN INQUIRY INTO INDEPENDENT STUDY.
SMITH, JANET
INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAMS DEVELOPED FROM THE CONCEPTION THAT THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO INITIATE INQUIRY AND TO ASSUME GREATER SELF-RELIANCE IN THE LEARNING PROCESS. THE TEAM TEACHING SETUP WAS USED. SEVERAL FACULTY MEMBERS WORKED WITH INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS IN TUTORIAL PROGRAMS. INDEPENDENT STUDY AREAS, FURNISHED WITH CARRELS AND TABLES, AS WELL AS A LARGE MULTIPURPOSE LECTURE-STUDY ROOM, WERE ESTABLISHED. IN ORDER TO LEARN, A STUDENT SHOULD ASSUME AN ACTIVE, RATHER THAN A PASSIVE, ROLE. HE SHOULD WORK ALONE, FOR MOMENTS OF QUIET CONTEMPLATION AND REFLECTION ARE MOMENTS OF REAL LEARNING. THUS, INDEPENDENT STUDY SHOULD BE APART FROM THE CONFINES OF TEXTBOOKS, LECTURES, AND DISCUSSION. THE ROLE OF THE FACULTY PERSON WAS THAT OF MENTOR, HE SHOULD BE PERCEPTIVE, SHOULD GUIDE WITHOUT LEADING, AND BE COMPETENT IN THE SUBJECT MATTER. SELECTION OF STUDENTS WAS BASED ON ACADEMIC APTITUDE AND MOTIVATION, AS WELL AS THE STUDENT'S INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY. HOWEVER, BETTER PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED TO RECOGNIZE THESE STUDENTS.
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Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON; Washington (Seattle)