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ERIC Number: ED188551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Rationale for Self-Paced Learning.
Bartlett, Steven J.
The value of self-paced instruction is considered. It is suggested that academic education, as opposed to education outside the classroom, attempts to teach a student information and skills, yet a good portion of that information is forgotten. On the other hand, what a person is interested in and has learned independently may be retained better. In using self-paced instruction in the classroom, students are encouraged to make use of the resources offered by the teacher and to set their own tasks at their own pace. In a self-paced class, students are encouraged to decide which and how many tests they wish to pass, they are given a number of chances to gain mastery over the material covered by a single test, they are encouraged to select readings which relate to their interests, and they know in advance what evaluation corresponds to the goals they set for themselves. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A