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ERIC Number: ED010601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 196
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW APPROACH TO TEACHING INTRODUCTORY SOCIAL SCIENCE IN COLLEGE. FINAL REPORT.
DOWD, DOUGLAS F.
AN EXPERIMENTAL SUMMER COURSE IN ECONOMICS WAS PRESENTED TO 53 PREFRESHMAN COLLEGE STUDENTS. THE 6-WEEK COURSE ENTAILED LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS. ONCE A WEEK THE ENTIRE CLASS WAS BROKEN INTO SMALL GROUPS THAT WOULD MEET WITH A SECTION INSTRUCTOR OR LECTURER TO DISCUSS A SPECIFIC READING. AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, A FILM RELEVANT TO THE COURSE WAS PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. THE STUDENTS AND STAFF EXAMINED ONE QUESTION IN DEPTH IN OPPOSITION TO THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF PRESENTING MATERIAL IN AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. INSTRUCTORS FROM DISCIPLINES OTHER THAN ECONOMICS DELIVERED LECTURES THAT ATTEMPTED TO TIE THEIR OWN DISCIPLINES TO THE SPECIAL QUESTION OF THE COURSE, WHICH WAS "WHY ARE THERE POOR PEOPLE IN A RICH SOCIETY LIKE THE UNITED STATES." THE PROGRAM PROVED QUITE SUCCESSFUL, AND EVIDENCES OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE SHOWN IN THE FORM OF ESSAYS PREPARED BY THE STUDENTS, BY THE RECORDED STATEMENTS OF THE STUDENTS MADE AT THE BEGINNING AND AT THE END OF INSTRUCTION, AND BY EVALUATIONS MADE BY THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Ithaca)