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ERIC Number: ED088385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 10
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A Guide to Writing Learning Contracts.
Avakian, A. Nancy
There are many institutions that utilize the learning contract as a framework within which learning is described. At Empire State College, the learning contract is a term used to imply a solid commitment to a plan of study developed by a student and a faculty member after whatever deliberation both deem necessary. The learning contract specifies the learning activities to be undertaken, the duration of the study, the criteria by which the work is to be evaluated, and the amount of credit to be assigned. The learning contract addressed itself to various dimensions of learning: the long range plan(s) of the student, specific purposes or topics, the learning activities to be undertaken and the means and criteria of evaluation. The student should clearly state his or her long-range plans, aspirations, or goals. These interests provide a conceptual framework around which a sound degree program is developed. Thus, each contract should relate to the degree program and should be an avenue leading toward the attainment of a degree. This guide presents the framework and the problems inherent in writing a learning contract. (Author/PG)
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