Study Circles Guide (1996)

This information package grew out of a pilot project conducted by the Pincher Creek Community Adult Learning Council in Alberta and is aimed at programmers in community adult learning associations.

The authors note that study circles have traditionally been used for sharing ideas and opinions, and for dealing with social and political issues. As well, study circles offer new readers and upgrading students a deeper understanding of materials being studied; improved literacy skills; improved confidence; and validation of prior learning through experience.

The package contains guidelines for organizing and running study circles; suggestions for developing study materials; a facilitator training program; examples of study materials used in the pilot project; sample handouts, advertisements, and evaluation forms; and a bibliography and list of resources.

There is also a section on preparing for a study circle specifically about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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