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ERIC Number: ED128086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 20
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Open, Openness, Opening, Opened--What is Your Style?
Queen, Renee
This paper presents in descriptive and practical terms a rationale for working towards openness in the classroom. Open education is defined as a humanistic approach designed to offer support to the children in their move towards self-realization. More than classroom structure, open education is a way of thinking about children, learning, self and knowledge. Key concepts of openness are (1) play, the vehicle through which children order and learn about the world they live in; (2) an affective view of education, the awareness of the child's self and inclusion of feelings and responsiveness in the educational milieu; (3) social interaction, giving children ample opportunity to experiment with way of relating to their peers, (4) an emphasis on the learning process, (how one comes to know) rather than on the right answer; (5) the teacher as facilitator of learning helping the child to go where he/she wants to go; and (6) the classroom as an environment reflecting the teacher as a person. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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