Creating self-study materials
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CTA. 1990. Creating self-study materials. Spore 25. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'A Guide to Creating Self-Learning Materials' by D.R. Minnick, 1989, 219pp, ISBN 971 104 212 6. International Rice Research Institute PO Box 933 -1099 Manila PHILIPPINES
A new, simple, and possibly unique guide has just been published to teach people how to package and transfer instructional information for themselves. The <<Guide to Creating Self-Learning Materials>> has been prepared by IRRI (the International Rice Research Institute) for both trainers and potential trainers in response to a widely-felt need. It is intended to help training and communication practioners to understand the merits and limitations of using self-learning materials, create quality materials suited to trainees' needs, and manage the use of self-learning materials effectively. In doing this, IRRI recognizes that constraints exist in training and communication because of the great increase in information on one hand, and the difficulties inherent in cross-cultural communication on the other. For this reason learning methodologies which complement the old-established methods (seminar, lecture, laboratory and practicals) must be constantly explored and developed. This self-study approach to learning places a greater responsibility on the trainee. The guide is written primarily for those who have a BA or BSc in a scientific or technical field, who have had some teaching experience and training responsibility, but little or no experience in instructional design and development. Ultimately it aims to provide those who fulfil these criteria with technology to help them conduct training by packaging and transferring information. 'A Guide to Creating Self-Learning Materials' by D.R. Minnick, 1989, 219pp, ISBN 971 104 212 6. International Rice Research Institute PO Box 933 -1099 Manila PHILIPPINES