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An Experimentation of Using Learning Contracts on Teaching the Course Entitled "Sun Yat-Sen's Thoughts" Author: Hsiu-Hsiung Chang(Department of Civic and Moral Education, National Taiwan Normal University)


The purpose of this experimentation is to explore the possibility of using con-tract learning on teaching the course ------- Sun Yat-Sen's Thoghts. At first, the author discussed the social background of this experimentation and theorectic hy-potheses of contract learning, then defined the form and steps of developing a learning contract. Besides, adventages and limitations of contract learning and suit-able sitautions for using a learning contract were also stated.
The author developed a process of contract learning for the experimentation according to Malcom S. Knowles' self-directed learning model. A sixteen week's in-tervention was conducted by this author and thirty-seven freshman students em-ployed learning contracts to conduct then- learning activities. At the end of the in-tervention, 89% students indicated that they were interested in contract learning situation; 65% students felt that they learned more than the traditional classes. From the students' reactions, it will be possible to apply learning contracts to this course.

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