ERIC Number: ED494217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Fostering Independent Learning: Practical Strategies to Promote Student Success. The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Harvey, Virginia Smith; Chickie-Wolfe, Louise A.; Eads, James B.
Accessible, practical, and empowering, this book gives school professionals the tools to put students in charge of their own learning. Going beyond traditional "study skills" guides that focus on the mechanics of homework completion and test taking, the authors address the underlying psychological factors that influence academic success and lifelong learning. They provide step-by-step guidance and data-based interventions for helping each student develop a repertoire of problem-solving strategies in the areas of motivation, emotional responses to learning, behavior, time management, organization, memory, reading, writing, math, and more. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume includes dozens of reproducible handouts and forms. The table of contents contains these 12 chapters: (1) Working with Students to Promote Independent Learning; (2) Working with Families and Peers to Promote Independent Learning; (3) General Classroom Considerations; (4) Empowering Students to Self-Regulate Motivation to Study and Learn; (5) Empowering Students to Self-Regulate Emotional Reactions to Learning; (6) Empowering Students to Self-Regulate Behavior; (7) Empowering Students to Manage Time and Organization; (8) Empowering Students to Self-Regulate Cognition and Memory; (9) Empowering Students to Self-Regulate Reading; (10) Empowering Students to Self-Regulate Writing; (11) Empowering Students to Master Math, Science, and Technology; and (12) Empowering Students to Take Tests Successfully and Improve Performance.
Descriptors: Independent Study, Lifelong Learning, Academic Achievement, Psychological Characteristics, Intervention, Problem Solving, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies, Self Management, Student Motivation, Emotional Response, Student Behavior, Time Management, Cognitive Style, Memory, Reading, Writing (Composition), Student Empowerment, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Test Wiseness
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Students; Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
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