What is a Supervised study lesson?
• It is one whose purpose is
to teach children how to
study a given subject
• It directs the students in
the use and mastery of the
best techniques of efficient
In essence in the supervised study lesson:
1.The pupil is taught the techniques
2.The teacher acts as guide in the
various study procedures.
3.This guidance takes place in the
Need for Supervised Study
Observation shows that there is a need for
supervised study lessons even in college for a
number of reasons.
1. Many students of the failures and
dropouts in school are due to poor study
2. Many homes do not have proper study
3. There are improved techniques to study
that need to be taught to students.
4. Weak students especially need supervised
Forms of Supervised Study Lessons
1. Individual supervised study. A child is
supposed to graduate to unsupervised
study when he has learned the
techniques of study.
2. Group Study. The group is first
supervised by the teacher. (a) they do
not waste time and (b) the
composition of the group is right.
3. Study with books, people, or things.
Study has been associated with book
Another classification of supervised study.
1.The double-period plan. One period is devoted to the
recitation and the other period to supervised study of
the next day’s lesson.
2.The divided period plan. Divided into two halves, first
half for recitation and the other half for supervised
3.The daily-extra-period plan. It is done at the end of
the day by the addition of an extra period.
4. The library-study plan. It has two phases. The semi-
library study-hall situation. The departmental study
where students get assistance by departments.
5. The flexible divided period. This is the same as the
divided period plan except that the time division is
6. The flexible supervised-study plan. The above plans
do not lend themselves to present-day methods like
the unit with its long unit assignment of several
A modern classification of the supervised study.
1.The study period. The teacher should see to it that
pupils start to work right away, and that they do
not do any visiting or chatting.
2.Programmed instruction. It makes use of
programmed textbooks and teaching machines.
3.Science laboratories. Laboratory work is always
Techniques of Supervised Study
• The success of the supervised study depends a great deal
upon the teacher who will train and guide the pupils on
how to study.
• The physical setting should be conducive to study.
• Distractions should be removed.
• All necessary tools and equipment for study should be
• The teacher should instruct the class to skim and get a
general idea of the lesson.
• The class should be told to note the important topics.
• The teacher should avoid giving too much assistance but
should always be available when needed.
• Skillful questioning instead of direct help will guide pupils to