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ERIC Number: ED086584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 47
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The Success of Individualized Independent Instruction in a World Civilization Class.
Schnucker, Robert V.
This program document describes and evaluates an individualized independent instruction course in world civilizations, constructed on the following guidelines: 1) treatment of the student as an individual; 2) emphasis on student learning rather than teaching; 3) removal of grade pressures; 4) use of self-paced materials to achieve the first two points; and, 5) use of the library as a classroom and learning environment. Students were allowed to choose from a number of individualized learning systems supported by a number of materials which included a textbook, study manual, films, slide-cassette programs, film loops, games, artifacts, and materials for the individual. The course is organized into 15 weekly units per semester with activities and procedures to determine progress such as personal interviews, weekly objective texts, essays, and oral exams. Class discussion sessions are optional. The appended evaluation instrument is discussed and compared at different dates of administration and with compatible evaluation data. The results encourage the continuation of independent self-instruction in history. (JH)
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