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ERIC Number: ED198105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning: An Individually Guided Approach to Education.
Fincher-Ford, Margaret
An approach to teaching and learning in which students assess their own strengths and weaknesses and apply the concept of interdisciplinary study to improve their academic performance is described. An example is given of developing mathematics skills along with the companionship tools of reading effectiveness and comprehension of math problems, writing, and speech precision and clarity. The instructor helps students to form an individual self improvement program (SIP) by requiring them to identify the topic of their SIP, write a clear, concise purpose, and delineate a minimum of five objectives they wish to attain. The purpose of the SIP is to help students make connections between what they learn in various subject areas and to understand the relationship between academic learning and actual life practices. While this interdisciplinary approach has been most successful at the college level, it is possible to adapt it for use at the secondary and elementary level. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Individually Guided Education
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association for Individually Guided Education (Chicago, IL, November 1980).