ERIC Number: ED246963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Flexistudy: A Development at Barnet College. Coombe Lodge Case Study. Information Bank Number 1351.
Albrecht, A.; Spencer, D. C.
An outline is presented of Barnet College's flexistudy program, a system for providing a wider range of learning opportunities through a more flexible arrangement of course times and content to students who are unable to attend college regularly, who are too few in number to form a specialist class, or who wish to start school at some time other than September. After an introduction to the college, its objectives, and the student population, an overview of the operation of flexistudy is presented highlighting the role of tutorials arranged with personal tutors. Next, the modes of student recruitment, student selection policies, and entry requirements are discussed. Following this are sections on the use of written work and tutorial help, administrative concerns, student fees, staff payment, the financial basis of flexistudy, and student statistics. Next, a commentary on the flexistudy scheme emphasizes the student's freedom to enroll at any time during the year and to choose the pace at which he/she wishes to study; and presents arguments for and against flexistudy and traditional delivery systems in terms of the quality and cost of learning. Appendices include a discussion of the relationship between Barnet College and the National Extension College, Great Britain's only non-profit-making correspondence college offering courses to the general public; samples of student flexistudy programs; and various flexistudy forms. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom