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The formal organization of teachers' and learners' time, and the allocation and coordination of timings, accommodation, and other resources within an educational institution. The timetable provides information about who should be where, and at what time. Individual learners and teachers each have their own timetable showing how their formal teaching or learning time will be spent. These may cover a day, a week, a term, a year, or a programme covering several years. The institutional timetable is a collation and summary of all this information. In some organizations or departments a specific member of staff has responsibility for drawing up and coordinating timetables, although the process is more usually carried out now electronically through the use of specialized software. This task is known as ‘timetabling’.

Subjects: Education.


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