ERIC Number: ED143014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
What Open Education Says to the Teacher of English.
Morse, Philip S.
This paper examines five factors that should be considered in planning an open education program in an English classroom: (1) The physical layout of the room should be carefully planned to support the learning needs and characteristics of students. (2) Three types of learning activities should be provided: activities for the entire class, for small groups, and for individual students. (3) Subject-matter areas should be integrated, both within and without the English curriculum. (4) The psychological environment should be planned to promote challenge with little threat. (5) The role of the teacher should be that of supporter or facilitator of the learning process, rather than that of disseminator of knowledge. The paper notes specific ways in which teachers can arrange classroom space, individualize learning activities, and group students that will not prove psychologically damaging to them. Seven diagrams of alternative room arrangements are provided. (GW)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Furniture Arrangement, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individual Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Open Education, Psychological Needs, Small Group Instruction, Space Utilization, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (15th, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24-26, 1977)