ERIC Number: ED195306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Remediating and Enriching Performance Learning. Implementing Competency Based Education in Community Colleges, 8.
Loomis, Katherine A.; And Others
Part of a series on implementing competency-based education, this monograph discusses some diagnostic and prescriptive techniques which can be used in the day-to-day management of performance learning to determine which students need remediation or enrichment. Using analogies from detective work, the monograph suggests ways of assessing students' interest, self-concept, basic skills, and problem-solving abilities to gain clues about who needs additional attention. Several potential problems, or "alleged crimes against the student, occupational program, or occupational teacher," are then discussed to illustrate the most and least effective uses of these informal student assessments. The monograph goes on to discuss the value of "expert testimony," that is, formal measurements, such as Canfield and Lafferty's Learning Style Inventory, the Cloze procedure, SMOG assessment of reading level, math and communication tests, and professional opinions. The monograph concludes with a list of ways instructors can provide both enrichment and remediation, including the use of instructional modules, optional learning experiences, peer tutors, and reward systems to encourage the development of basic and problem-solving skills. A three-item reading list is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Testing, Enrichment, Individualized Instruction, Informal Assessment, Problem Solving, Remedial Instruction, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Student Interests, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Higher Education Management Services.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.
Note: For related documents, see JC 800 623-632.