ERIC Number: ED080107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Learning Contracts: Facilitating Academic Change.
The learning contract, a written agreement between a student and a sponsor (teacher, counselor, "facilitator"), describes what the student wants to learn and states the basis on which credit is to be earned. Use of the latter concept to utilize community resources evidences the realization that learning takes place not only in schools but wherever the learner and his environment interact. The contract may or may not, depending on individual needs and preferences, designate a time limit for completion of the contract. The student and the sponsor choose learning materials, and the student participates in making assignments. The learning contract is intended to increase the student's academic and personal growth through a reduction of competitive pressure, pressure to conform, frustration, and through an increase in interest and initiative. Eight sample contracts are attached. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.