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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(10), 1024-1034
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-10-3
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Modular Instruction Enhances Learner Autonomy

Ma. Theresa Bringas Nardo1,

1General Education Department, Tarlac Agricultural University, Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines

Pub. Date: October 20, 2017

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Ma. Theresa Bringas Nardo. Modular Instruction Enhances Learner Autonomy. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(10):1024-1034. doi: 10.12691/education-5-10-3

Abstract

The paper presents the importance of using modules in the language classroom to effect autonomous learning among the language learners. Modular instruction is an alternative instructional design that uses developed instructional materials which are based on the needs of the students. Students are encouraged to work on various activities that are interesting and challenging to maintain focus and attention [1], thereby encouraging independent study. The research discusses the benefits of using modules for instruction such as the acquisition of a better self-study or learning skills among students. Students engaged themselves in learning concepts presented in the module. They developed a sense of responsibility in accomplishing the tasks provided in the module. With little or no assistance from the teacher, the learners progressed on their own. They learned how to learn; they were empowered.

Keywords:
learner autonomy modular instruction independent learning personal pace of learning

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