Independent StudyDefinition:-range of instructional methods which are purposefully provided to foster the development of individual student initiative, self-reliance, and self-improvement.-may be initiated by student or teacher, the focus here will be on planned independent study by students under the guidance or supervision of a classroom teacher. In addition, independent study can include learning in partnership with another individual or as part of a small group.-Independent study encourages students to take responsibility for planning and pacing their own learning. Independent study can be used in conjunction with other methods, or it can be used as the single instructional strategy for an entire unit. The factors of student maturity and independence are obviously important to the teacher's planning.-Adequate learning resources for independent study are critical.-Specific skills and abilities may then be incorporated into assignments tailored to the capabilities of individual students.
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