1st Edition

The Self-Teaching Process in Higher Education

By PJ Hills Copyright 1976
    146 Pages
    by Routledge

    146 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1976 The Self-Teaching Process in Higher Education looks at the major changes that took place in the structure of university education. The book looks at how more emphasis was placed on students to take responsibility for their own progress by becoming self-directed individuals. Traditional methods of university education and some alternative approaches are considered in light of course needs of both students and teachers. Self-teaching is then examined in the overall context of the learning process. The book looks at three case studies of the development and use of self-teaching systems, one for chemical bonding, one for electrical circuits and a third for audio-visual communication.


    1. The Self-Teaching Process

    2. Traditional University Methods and Some Alternative Approaches in Present Use

    3. Student and Teacher’s Perceptions of Course Needs

    4. The Learning Process and the Design of a Self-Teaching System

    5. Evaluation

    6. A Study of a Self-Teaching System in a Course on Chemical Bonding at the University of Surrey

    7. An Investigation of a Self-Teaching System Which Used Self-Tests and Library-Based Reference Material Integrated with Lectures

    8. The Second Trial of a System Which Used Self-Tests and Library-Based Material Integrated with Lectures

    9. A Study of a Self-Teaching Systems in Biology and Chemistry Courses on Audio-Visual Communication at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

    10. Some Implications from the Case Studies

    11. The Self-Directing Individual

    Appendix: An Analysis of Cost and Time for the Self-Teaching System




    PJ Hills