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ERIC Number: ED014970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-11
Pages: 28
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FORUM-TYPE ROOMS--AN INNOVATION IN CLASSROOM DESIGN AND UTILIZATION.
HASKELL, BARRY S.
A FORUM-TYPE ROOM IS ONE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE, LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTION AT LOWER COST THAN IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS. INSTRUCTION BECOMES MORE EFFECTIVE THROUGH COORDINATED USE OF ALL TYPES OF AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA, SUBPROFESSIONAL SUPPORTING STAFF, DETAILED PLANNING AND REHEARSAL, AND THE FACILITY ITSELF. A PROPOSED MODEL OF A FORUM-TYPE ROOM WOULD INCLUDE (1) 300 STUDENT STATIONS, TABLET-ARM CHAIRS, A SLOPING OR STEPPED FLOOR SURFACE, STEREOPHONIC SPEAKERS, AND TELEVISION RECEIVERS, (2) A SPEAKER'S CONSOLE WITH TAPE AND RECORD PLAYERS, AM AND FM RADIO, WIRELESS MICROPHONE, AND CONTROLS FOR SPEAKERS, (3) LIGHTS, SCREEN, AND PROJECTORS, (4) REAR-VIEW PROJECTION OF FILMS, SLIDES, FILMSTRIPS, AND OPAQUE MATERIALS, (5) A TELEVISION CONTROL CENTER, AND (6) IF DESIRED IN A SPECIFIC INSTALLATION, A "STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM" RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES INDICATE 1967 COSTS WOULD BE ABOUT $700 PER STUDENT. CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO EASE OF ENTRY AND EGRESS, INCREASING STUDENT ATTENTIVENESS, STUDENT ABILITY TO TAKE NOTES, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, MAINTENANCE, EASE OF ALTERATION, AND SUPPORTING STAFF. A 51-ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (WO)
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