Independent study is a form of education offered by many high schools, colleges, and other educational institutions. It is sometimes referred to as directed study, and is an educational activity undertaken by an individual with little to no supervision. Typically a student and professor or teacher agree upon a topic for the student to research with guidance from the instructor for an agreed upon amount of credits.
For elementary and junior high, it is sometimes a GATE study where the student must research the topic and formulate and answer questions. At the end, they develop and present a product, although not all GATE systems participate in this.
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