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ERIC Number: ED369255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Self-Study Centre: Help, Fun, and Interdependence.
Cardoso, Janaina
This paper discusses the development and use of student self-study centers in language programs, focusing on the experiences of a language teacher in developing such a center at Cultura Inglesia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Self-study centers may be defined as a set of facilities aimed at providing students with the opportunity of learning independently. Self-study centers may provide help to students through remedial work and assessment of progress; enjoyable activities and materials such as games, films, magazines; contact with other students; and independence from teacher-controlled activities. A survey of students at the school found that some students did not know what a self-study center was; some were not used to the idea of self-study; and some thought it was only for weak or remedial students. Even some teachers were not aware of the self-study center's purpose and operation. To effectively implement a self-study center, program administrators need to conduct teacher and student workshops to make both groups aware of the existence, purpose, operation, and goals of the center. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil