ERIC Number: ED043915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
Project Outreach: An Approach to Human Relationships, Experiential Learning and Community Action in the Introductory Psychology Course.
Rooted in the contemporary challenge to traditional classroom practices, Project Outreach was developed by 35 Psychology 101 teaching fellows at the University of Michigan. The program gives students the opportunity to participate in: (1) diverse service or social action activities; (2) experiential-oriented educational and growth opportunities; or (3) a number of discussion groups, the content of which is highly untraditional for Psychology 101. The current scope of the program is elaborated and a selected listing and brief description of the projects included. General discussion focuses on: (1) the peer group model of supervision utilized in the program; (2) self-report data which suggests that program casualties anticipated by skeptics did not materialize; (3) the continued workability of the program in spite of its size and complexity; (4) the question of how to integrate student experiences with course content; and (5) concerns of students centering on their short-term community involvement. The report concludes that an effort such as Project Outreach has implications for both teacher-student relationships and for the joint education-community institutuional partnership. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.; American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., September, 1969