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ERIC Number: ED082516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 31
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Designing Open and Individualized Instruction at the Elementary Level: A Guide for the Individual Teacher.
Feldhusen, John; And Others
A description of open and individualized elementary school instruction is provided. The goals of such instruction are to: 1) teach basic skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies; 2) develop higher cognitive abilities, such as problem solving; and 3) develop the child's social competence and self-concept. Open, individualized education assumes that learning should be an active, interesting process in a free environment which is self-managed by the learner, with the teacher acting as a facilitator. The system begins by positing educational objectives and uses student learning plans in which pupils choose learning activities. Learning materials are adapted for individual use in a flexible room whose foci are learning centers for language arts, math and science, and arts and crafts. Media are regarded as essential to the program. The teacher's role changes as he spends less time in group instruction and more in adapting instructional materials for individual activities, and as he learns new ways of relating to students. Children are required to become more responsible, active, cooperative, self-disciplined, and self-evaluative. Lastly, the program is mastery-oriented, for students work at projects at varying paces until mastery is achieved. (PB)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 27-September 1, 1973)