ERIC Number: ED326690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Individuality in Learning. A Summary Bulletin.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
A staff development program based on Hazel Francis' theory of individuality in learning is summarized in this bulletin. The first section provides a brief account of the principles about how individuals learn. Characteristics of the learner and characteristics of learning are outlined. In the next section, the interlinked roles of teacher and learner in the learning process are considered. The following section describes the staff development program, which aimed to help teachers become more effective learners in the classroom in order to improve their teaching for the benefit of learners. The following outcomes are cited: participants' improved ability to analyze and interpret learning and to learn from themselves and their ability to confront curriculum and institutional development issues in a more positive and convincing way. Successful management of errors or mistakes is also discussed. Suggestions for replication of the program follow. A final section describes a case study of one of the participants in the staff development program who planned a series of experimental learning cycles centered on teaching a student how to develop a film. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).