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Getting to Grips with Self-Paced Learning [microform] / Josie Misko
Bib ID 5670466
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Misko, Josie
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
54 p. 
ISBN 9780873975902

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)


Availability: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; E-mail:; website:

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects 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.  |  TAFE (Australia)
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.  |  Reference Materials, Bibliographies.
Other authors/contributors National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia)
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