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ERIC Number: ED075393
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Can a Teacher Have Flexible-Modular Scheduling Within a Traditionally Organized School?
Olmo, Barbara G.
An alternative to teacher dominance, inquiry-based learning permits greater choices for the student and thereby encourages initiative and responsibility. Flexible modular (flex-mod) schedules that permit student inquiry can be adapted to fit nearly any teaching situation. For example, a tenth-grade history class is divided into four groups: independent study, a writing group, a seminar group, and library users. These groups are rotated in cycles on a monthly basis; assignment due dates were varied; interest and involvement are maximized. Also, "flex-mod" permits classes to study an overall topic, while the smaller groups prepare reports on specified subthemes. Students respond with appreciation for the increased responsibility and the opportunity to use their own initiative. (JB)
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