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ERIC Number: EJ1073577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Age of Creative Insecurity: Student-Centered Learning. Historical Paper 7
Martell, Charles
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v56 n1 Win 2015
Trapped by inflexible mechanisms, many institutions are unable to adapt smoothly to the changing expectations and needs of their clients. Our educational system is particularly out-of-sync. Student-centered teaching--participative education--through unstructuring is one method for encouraging a flexible, creative, classroom environment. However, as this article points out, grades as the criteria for success, the learned need for predictability, the tendency to reward conformity, and inexperience in group decision-making techniques have hindered the development of student-centered learning. [For the commentary on this article, "Trapped by Inflexible Mechanisms. Commentary on Martell, C. (1972). Age of Creative Insecurity: Student-Centered Learning," see EJ1073580. This article was originally published in the "Journal of Education for Librarianship." ]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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