An Experiment in the Supervised Study Method of Teaching Spelling as Compared With the Class Study or Presentation Method
The use of the method of presentation ( in spelling ) says Tidyman, ” should gradually give the pupil power to carry on his work independently . This is an important result, not only for the immediate prosecution of his school work, but also for the continued growth in spelling efficiency in later life, As children acquire the principles of word study, and the power to use these principles effectively, teachers should see that pupils have the opportunity to exercise this power.” Here is the voice of the modern educator. The ultimate aim of education must be to enable the pupil to educate himself. The questions that now confront us are ” How is this to be accomplished? Does the pupil gain or lose by having the brunt of learning placed upon himself rather than upon the teacher? How soon, and to what extent can he be expected to do his own learning?”
Educational tests & measurements|Educational evaluation|Cognitive psychology
Fletcher, Eudora, "An Experiment in the Supervised Study Method of Teaching Spelling as Compared With the Class Study or Presentation Method" (1928). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557780.