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ERIC Number: ED151832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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Independent Learning: The Uses of the Contract in English.
Worby, Diana
Independent learning, supported by a learning contract, is a viable option for college English courses. The learning contract states the student's general educational purposes, specific purposes of the contract, learning activities to be undertaken, and evaluation criteria. Each student meets with the instructor individually to set time goals and plan a course of study. Students take responsibility for their own learning, and the instructor must learn to adapt to the role of facilitator and mentor. Contract learning provides many avenues for student/instructor creativity, because students can pursue the study of literature that relates to their own specific interests. The quality of student work improves when it is connected to a primary goal or interest, and students experience satisfaction in working independently, as shown by their evaluatory comments. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (20th, Buffalo, New York, October 21-22, 1977)