ERIC Number: ED221034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Apprentissage auto-dirige: Quand les chiffres parlent (Self-Directed Learning: Figures Speak for Themselves).
Abe, Daniele; Gremmo, Marie-Jose
The functioning of the semi-autonomous learning system (SAAS) at the Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues (CRAPEL) was surveyed for the academic year 1980-81. Detailed data were collected about learners' aims, language level, and their assessment of the SAAS, as well as about the way they actually used the system. This part of the survey dealt with students' meetings with advisors, type of documents borrowed, and conversations with native speakers. The survey results are reported and a brief description of the self-directed learning program is given. The program is described as one that is open to all students registered at CRAPEL; its length depends on the choice of the individual registered in it. In interviews with a counsellor, the learner chooses his or her own texts and methods, and expresses the need for conversation with a native speaker. Analysis of the data revealed that 55% of the learners who stayed with the program for at least 3 months changed their learning methods to some extent. For example, the types of instructional material changed from structured to less structured as time went on, and gradually the number of interviews with counsellors decreased as conversations with native speakers increased. Further research is going to examine the reasons why 45% of the learners did not change their behavior with regard to learning styles. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In: Melanges Pedagogiques, 1981. p3-32.