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ERIC Number: ED254115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Correspondence Education.
Ediger, Marlow
The origin of and need for correspondence education are discussed. Campuses offering correspondence courses need to evaluate both demand for classes and students' personal/educational interests. In developing a curriculum area, attention might be directed to student educational objectives, appropriate learning activities, organizing the curriculum, and evaluating the learner. The faculty member should determine what objectives should be emphasized in the correspondence course: student interests in subject matter, their need for vocational skills and knowledge, or their recreational and artistic interests. A second source for establishing objectives is to study society and implement selected trends in the curriculum, while a third source of educational goals emphasizes what subject matter specialists believe is worthwhile to learn. Correspondence work completed by students should be comprehensively evaluated. For each correspondence lesson completed, the faculty members should consider depth of learning and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, along with the mechanics of students' writing. Finally, each student should be provided continuous feedback. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A