ERIC Number: ED180244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Une experience d'auto-enseignement de groupe (An Experiment in Group Self-Instruction). Melanges pedagogiques.
Riley, P.; Sicre, M.
The principles and organization of a group learning scheme involving 100 members of the Universite du Troisieme Age are described. The particular group of interest here was involved in a conversational course in English. The average age of the group was 59 and generally the educational level was the baccalaureate. In this form of learning, the group is responsible for the definition of learning objectives and content, selection of method, progress of learning, control over progress, and evaluations. Although CRAPEL provided the necessary support structure and initial instruction in methodology, the working sessions were carried out without teachers, the learners themselves being responsible for management decisions concerning group membership, choice of material, and study techniques. An evaluation of the experience showed encouraging results and indicated that the principles of self-directed learning can be adapted to group work. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English, Group Dynamics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Independent Study, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Learning, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods
CRAPEL, Universite de Nancy II, B.P. 33-97, 54015 Nancy, France (80 Francs for institutions, 40 Francs for individuals)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.