ERIC Number: ED380423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Centered on Students: Stations, Packages, Centres. Instructional Strategies Series No. 14.
This booklet for teachers describes and explains classroom management based on a student centered format for structured freedom using contracts, learning stations, and learning packages. The booklet is structured as a narrative describing a fictional teacher's visits to a classroom where this approach is successfully implemented. Structured freedom is a way to allow students to make choices and take risks within a given structure while providing opportunities for self-directed learning. At a learning center students gather to make choices, to get instructions and materials, and to meet with others working on related activities. A learning package includes all necessary materials and all instructions written down so that a student can work independently. Contracts are vehicles to ensure that planned activities are accomplished and that teacher and student have the same expectations. These techniques are applicable to all educational levels. Successful implementation provides control through clear objectives and instructions and simple beginnings. Also included in the booklet are examples of classroom layout, checklists for developing learning packages and centers, a sample contract, an evaluation list for deciding when to use centers and packages, a list of considerations and tips, and an outline of the teachers role in this type of classroom. (Contains 31 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Freedom, Independent Study, Instructional Development, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Modules, Learning Resources Centers, Performance Contracts, Personal Autonomy, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Self Management, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Saskatchewan Book Bureau, 1500-4th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4R 8G8, Canada ($10 Canadian including shipping and handling; 7% tax on Canadian orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, Saskatoon.; Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada