ERIC Number: ED117085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Student in a Person-Centered Program.
This paper explores the role of the student and states that it is not sufficient to conceive of the student's role as only a response to conditions set by the instructor's role. Part 1 of this paper discusses the relationship between the instructor's role and the student's role in a college program. It states that the role of the student is to learn from that which is offered, and that in a person-centered program the learning which is valued (1) is lasting rather than short-range, (2) involves process more than content, and (3) contains more personal elaborations than pieces of information. In part 2, the role of the child in the open classroom is explored, while part 3 shows the parallels between roles in an open classroom and roles in a person-centered college program. Part 4 contains practical suggestions for college instructors who wish to pay greater attention to the role of the student. Finally, part 5 contains practical suggestions for the student to construct his/her own role as a learner. (RC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of In-Service Education.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland. Center for Educational Change and Early Childhood Teacher Education.