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ERIC Number: ED120128
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Ways and Means to Learning Centers.
Fox, Carol
A learning center is one area of a classroom that contains a collection of programmed activities and materials which can be used either to teach, reinforce, or enrich a skill or concept, or to provide information. Learning centers are a tool to individualization and can be of types: (1) a skill learning center or (2) an information learning center. A skill center is designed to enrich, reinforce, or teach a skill or a concept, while the main purpose of an information center is to provide the student with information and/or to enrich a skill or concept. Organization of learning centers is one of the common concerns of teachers as they work with this approach. There are many plans, and the best plan is the one that is most appropriate for the learning styles and needs of the students. The teaching style of the instructional leader should also be considered. Regardless of which plan is used, the teacher should begin use of the learning center slowly. Learning centers can be a beneficial venture for both the teacher and the student, and there are many resources available which can be of help to teachers as they work with learning centers. (A list of suggested readings is included.) (RC)
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