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ERIC Number: ED045081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Pages: 10
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Self-Directed Learning at Meramec Community College.
Hunter, Walter E.
During the spring 1970 semester at Meramec Community College, 28 students participated in an experimental program of supervised, self-directed learning. This program grew out of the belief that community colleges were not meeting the needs of students with widely varied backgrounds. Questionnaires were distributed to the students and instructors who took part in the program. Answers to the following questions were found: (1) Can community college students assume a major responsibility for their own learning? (2) Will efficiencies of time, space, and money be increased through self-directed learning strategies? (3) Will students learn as much when using self-directed learning techniques? (4) Do students gain self-reliance and continued interest in learning? (5) Are faculty and other staff members comfortable with self-directed learning activities? Based on the program's successful, satisfying results, it was recommended that traditional concepts of courses and instruction be questioned, and that the self-directed learning program be expanded. (CA)
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Identifiers: Missouri