ERIC Number: ED256746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Elementary-School, Learning-Community Classroom. Research Series No. 145.
An elementary school teacher developed a learning community classroom with four key characteristics: (1) task and objective monitoring systems; (2) use of heterogeneous groups; (3) fostering of individual responsibility; and (4) fostering of group responsibility for learning. It appeared that collaborative planning between teacher and pupils was the key strategy contributing to the learning community characteristics. A second contributing strategy was the explicit management and organization system employed by the teacher. Examples are given of classroom events that illustrate how the teacher established a learning community classroom, what happened during collaborative curriculum planning, and the pre-planning techniques of the teacher for daily activities. Implications for teacher education are discussed. Appended are the teacher's notes on the two units of study completed during the school year. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Helping Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Student Participation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Styles
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.