ERIC Number: ED102105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pupil-Teacher Planning: A Conservative Approach. A Learning Package.
Grover, Burton L.; Rice, Robert M.
This learning package is a conservative approach to pupil-teacher planning, the purpose of which is to enable teachers to use this type of planning with students. The package is divided into four tasks. Task 1 states that most students don't realize what it is they should be trying to learn and consequently are not as likely to learn it. It emphasizes that though there are many drawbacks to having teachers decide learning goals, this does not mean that immature students should have sole responsibility for what they learn. Assumptions are outlined that lay the groundwork for procedures that allow students to participate in instructional planning. Task 2 tests the reader's understanding of Task 1. Task 3 outlines the steps used for pupil-teacher planning. Recommendations are made that the unit be somewhat familiar to students, not overly difficult, and one which comes early in the year, so that the planning experience can help later on. It suggests that the teacher first introduce the topic and explain what types of questions are "good" questions. The students might then form small groups and formulate questions for that particular topic. After a list of questions is made, the students should choose those questions they are interested in working on; class time should be provided for this work. At the end of the unit the teacher should evaluate the process with the students. Task 4 includes a test of Task 3, a pupil opinionnaire, and the suggestion that if this process cannot be applied to a whole unit, just one lesson could be used. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.; Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.