ERIC Number: ED251022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Become More Sophisticated Consumers of Their Own Education. Final Report on the Project.
Trani, Eugene P.
A project to help students assume more responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning is described. A three-credit-hour course in learning analysis (LA) exposed 875 students at six colleges to alternative teaching methods. Faculty members who were outstanding practitioners of various learning strategies (Keller Plan, audiotutorial, discussion method, media-oriented classes) prepared a learning unit in their discipline for presentation to freshman at the following schools: University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chadron State College, Kearney State College, College of Saint Mary, and Doane College. The LA course represents a significant first effort to bring consumerism into the college classroom. A second feature was the development of Student Learning Scales (SLS), which are intended to supplement or replace existing teacher performance rating scales. The scales are focused on the achievement and motivations of learners rather than the actions of teachers. For the third project activity, faculty and a sample of students rated instructional methods using the Instructional Methods Survey. Evaluation reports for each of these three project activities are included, along with a report by D. Finkler titled "Learning Analysis: The UNO Experience, Semester 1." (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.