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ERIC Number: ED357380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 12
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Life-Long Learning: A Reality for All?
Becker, Susan
The diverse student body at Illinois Central College has an average age of 30. For such students, life-long learning equips them to move beyond provincial aspects of their own communities and to place value on other heritages as well. To reach the diversity of the students found in the community college composition classroom, teachers need to create a nonthreatening environment and then skillfully manage the room, the inhabitant, and the activities. Teachers can do this by: offering get-acquainted exercises so that teacher and students can quickly come to know one another; encouraging students to take active responsibility for self; avoiding focusing all of the attention during a class session on the teacher; being flexible in course plans; encouraging collaboration; administering simple learning style profiles; promoting feedback; determining office hours by consulting student schedules as well as teacher schedules; offering individual conferences with students; using computers; reassessing the role of handouts; promoting comfortable silences in the classroom; rhythmically using class time and teacher aids in a variety of ways; stressing communication for real-life audiences; and helping students to synthesize what they have learned. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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