ERIC Number: ED368079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Students Learning More about Learning.
Munro, John K.
Facilitating Effective Learning and Teaching (FELT) is a program that involves the systematic analysis of learning by students. It identifies the processes of reflection and making implicit knowledge explicit in changing one's understanding of learning. The present investigation examines the prediction that students can enhance their self-perception and effectiveness as learners by understanding and valuing both the learning process and themselves as learners. The FELT program affords the opportunity for students to evaluate and to modify the concepts of learning in the light of increasing knowledge and experience as learners. The basis of the FELT program is an examination of the learning process by learners. The following aspects of the learning experience are examined: (1) the meaning of learning; (2) individual ways of learning; (3) feelings of the learner; (4) displaying knowledge; (5) learning new ideas; (6) concentrating; (7) learning by reading, writing, and listening; (8) remembering; (9) learning in different contexts; and (10) organizing. The FELT program is based on eight assumptions. One assumption of the FELT program is knowledge is acquired through active construction. An investigation of 137 students in grades 5-8 reports an evaluation of the effect of studying the first aspect of learning on students's knowledge of learning and beliefs about themselves as learners. (KDP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Australia (Melbourne)
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia, January 1994).