ERIC Number: ED205134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Developing Student Autonomy in Learning.
Boud, David, Ed.
A collection of essays examines ways in which teachers in higher education can enable students to become more autonomous in their learning: that is, how students can learn without the constant presence or intervention of a teacher. The introduction by David Boud discusses the trend in education towards a more autonomous learner, and provides an overview of the book's structure. Part I provides a general orientation toward the issues discussed in detail in later chapters. Chapters in Part I include: "Toward Student Responsibility for Learning" (David Boud); "Changing Basic Assumptions about Teaching and Learning" (M. L. J. Abercrombie); and "Assessment Revisited" (John Heron). Part II (Case Studies) includes: "Reducing Teacher Control" (J. P. Powell); "Independent Study: A Matter of Confidence" (Harry Stanton); "One-To-One Learning" (David Potts); "Parrainage: Students Helping Each Other" (Marcel Goldschmid); "Student Autonomy in Learning Medicine: Some Participants' Experiences" (Barbara Ferrier, Michael Marrin, and Jeffrey Seidman); "Preparing for Contract Learning" (Mary Buzzell and Olga Roman); "Student Planned Learning" (John Stephenson); and "A Decade of Student Autonomy in a Design School" (Barrie Shelton); Part III (Reflections) offers: "Putting into Practice: Promoting Independent Learning in a Traditional Institution" (Malcolm Cornwall) and "Moving Towards Independent Learning" (J. P. Powell). References and an index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Trends, Experiential Learning, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Independent Study, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Performance Contracts, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role
Nichols Publishing Company, P.O. Box 96, New York, NY 10024 ($30.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - General; Books
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