ERIC Number: ED103086
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Basic Open Classroom Documentation.
Coole, Walter A.; Deaver, Roberta
This collection of papers describes the Open Classroom--an audio-tutorial learning laboratory--at Skagit Valley College (Washington). The Open Classroom was designed to facilitate student learning so that realistic goals proportional to student needs and abilities could be attained by participating in independent and student-managed studies. The program includes traditional courses, short courses, and student-initiated projects. Instruction is provided by teachers, adjunct faculty, student coaches, and visiting experts. A student may enroll for coursework at any time; each course of study should be completed within 12 weeks. Students attend scheduled conferences weekly, dropping in for assistance and informal discussion at other times. Courses in philosophy, mathematics, learning skills, professional development, and management are currently offered. Job and task descriptions for the program leadman, faculty members, student coaches, and the program secretary are included in the document. Further information includes: program briefs for the various courses, flowcharts illustrating student entry and course flow, student survey and student opinionnaire forms, procedural instruction sheets for students, a sample adjunct faculty contract, and sample student schedule forms. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Skagit Valley Coll., Mount Vernon, WA.