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ERIC Number: ED043512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 23
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The Research Team Approach to Learning (ReTAL): A Structure for Open-Endedness.
Del Giorno, Bette J.
The ReTAL technique is described by using role sheets for the teacher and the student members of the research team; the "Researcher" defines the problem and searches the literature, the "Technician" plans and executes the experiment, and the "Recorder-Discussion Leader" coordinates records, interprets, evaluates, and reports the study. Each team member also helps the others. A sample lesson (the earthworm) illustrates the four phases of "Lecture,""Independent Study,""Experimental," and "Discussion" which use deductive, confrontation, inductive, and evaluation processes respectively. Instructions for writing student's reports of research are given. This open-ended method, designed to keep children and teachers involved in curriculum development, to create positive attitudes to problem solving, and to actively involve students in learning, is intended to provide a structure suitable for any program and has been used with elementary, secondary, and college students. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Fairfield Public Schools, CT.