ERIC Number: ED081083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Teacher-Student Organisation in Openrooms. Studies of Open Education No. 8.
New patterns of organization are required to make openspace work in order to achieve the individual learning goals of students working at their own level, seeking information independently, and interacting freely with other students when required. A comparison of the traditional classroom with what is happening in the more "open" openrooms reveals that the roles of both teachers and students have altered. New roles require new norms to coordinate them and, although many of the new rules of the classroom may no longer apply, there are still rules for the student to learn while he is in the openroom. However, because of the greatly increased autonomy of the student, these new norms must be more general in what they specify. Instead of letting discussion of the open plan idea degenerate into a classroom-versus-openrooms debate, the whole variety of learning situations that are possible in a school should be evaluated. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: York County Board of Education, Aurora (Ontario).
Note: Synopsis of thesis summary, "Teachers' Roles and Structural Differentiations." Related documents are ED 067 725, EA 005 302, and EA 005 303