ERIC Number: ED442006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Getting to Grips with Self-Paced Learning.
This booklet, which is intended for general readers wishing to understand important trends in vocational education and training, provides insight into how self-paced learning programs are being implemented in Australia and how teachers and students evaluate their effectiveness. The following topics are discussed in the first booklet's first seven sections: (1) factors affecting how new information is learned (suitable environment; readiness to learn; analyzing, interpreting, and manipulating the information; attention; feedback; repeated and varied practice; prompting; storing the information); (2) case studies and other research on self-paced learning in external studies programs; (3) technology-based learning for remote students; (4) campus-based self-paced learning programs; (5) the question of whether increased flexibility leads to better outcomes; (6) responsibility for learning; and (7) lessons learned regarding teachers and students best suited to self-paced learning. Presented next is a model for implementing self-paced learning programs that consists of the following nine phases: (1) create a climate for change; (2) identify program needs; (3) set goals and objectives; (4) identify resources to be used; (5) develop learning materials; (6) prepare students for learning; (7) implement the learning program; (8) monitor student progress; and (9) evaluate the program. Concluding the booklet is a 31-item annotated bibliography. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Learning Processes, Models, Outcomes of Education, Pacing, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; E-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.ncver.edu.au/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).