ERIC Number: ED100299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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The ABC's of Learning Packets.
Phoenix Union High School District, AZ.
A learning packet is a unit of study on any given topic which allows the student to work somewhat independently from his/her teacher and from the learning rate of the remainder of the class. Most learning packets contain a self-assessment test to find out exactly where the student is with respect to a particular skill. Good learning packets combine a variety of multi-sensory activities. They should be built around performance objectives. Learning packets allow students to benefit from the strengths of many teachers, and they also help guarantee continuity and organization of the baseline concepts within a school. Learning packets can be utilized best in schools where classroom time is flexible and adaptable to students' immediate needs. Grouping of students is required to introduce concepts and skills in large groups as well as independent study sessions. The preparation of a learning packet includes the following steps: (1) assessment of curriculum needs, (2) determination of available resources, (3) definition of expected student outcomes, (4) planning of teacher strategies, (5) organization of packet materials into a logical sequence, (6) refinement of student outcomes, (7) designing methods to ensure student feedback and evaluation, and (8) preparation of a teaching guide. (DC)
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Authoring Institution: Phoenix Union High School District, AZ.