ERIC Number: ED036326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Independent Learning in the Elementary School Classroom.
Williams, Lois E.
This illustrated book was written to encourage and share with teachers the means to develop independent learners in their classrooms. It is suggested that teachers start learning activities by scheduling a daily period when children may freely use materials and interact with others. One section of the book is devoted to organizing and helping children to use learning centers for listening, reading, and writing. To illustrate the learning potential of student choice-making, excerpts from a study group's experiences and a first grade teacher's log are presented. Suggestions are given for making and carrying out rules and guidelines for individual as well as group activities. Observations and interviews involving consultants, teachers, and children can be used to evaluate independent learning for each child and the class. The book concludes by offering criteria for the teacher's self-evaluation and appraisal of the school's program. (DR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Discipline, Elementary Education, Evaluation, Independent Study, Learning Activities, Skill Development, Teacher Role
E/K/N/E-NEA, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Elementary, Kindergarten, and Nursery Educators, Washington, DC.