ERIC Number: ED357186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Management of Resource-Based Learning. Mendip Papers 044.
Resource-based learning (RBL) is one of the most useful, successful, and acceptable approaches to curriculum delivery, easily adapted to different styles of teaching and learning. It brings together all of the resource elements--tutor, learning resources, and student--into a learning partnership. Two essential aspects of RBL are its flexibility--that is, its ability to cope with a variety of learning styles--and its promotion of student autonomy. The introduction of RBL has practical implications for further education colleges (technical institutes). Students need to develop more autonomy in the way they study and use information, through guidance from tutors. Tutors need to develop technical, human, and conceptual skills to be able to empower students with autonomy. A framework of learning resources and space in which to use them is needed to support students and tutors, upon which students can rely for all their learning needs. The college library is central to the learning process as the provider of a wide-ranging service based on a comprehensive collection of fully integrated learning resources. The issues and problems related to the implementation of RBL are partnership, quality issues, staff development, student autonomy, learning resources framework, technology of delivery, introduction and use of forms of RBL, and provision of RBL guides. Each requires a strategy to deal with it involving tutors, nonteaching staff, students, and senior college management. (Appendixes include 20 references and sample 5-year strategic plan for a further education college.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Marketing, Open Education, Personal Autonomy, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Student Relationship, Technical Institutes
Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6GR, England, United Kingdom (3 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Staff Coll., Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)