ERIC Number: ED126810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Contracting for Learning.
Donald, Janet G.
Learning and Development, v7 n5 Apr 1976
A learning contract is a document, drawn up by a student and his instructor or advisor that specifies what the student will learn, how this will be accomplished, within what period of time, and what the criteria of evaluation will be. The student and instructor agree upon specific objectives, resources to be used, and feedback sessions. Negotiations continue as long as needed to develop a contract acceptable to both parties. After completion of the study, the student may report his satisfaction with the course itself and its relation to his other studies and integration with what he has learned before. (LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Competency Based Education, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Negotiation Agreements, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Performance Contracts, Performance Specifications, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Centre for Learning and Development, McGill University, P.O. Box 6070, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3G1 ($.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Center for Learning and Development.