ERIC Number: ED052539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Innovations in the Elementary School. The Report of a National Seminar. An IDEA Occasional Paper.
Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.
At this seminar, educational practitioners and researchers affirmed that school curricula must be redesigned to teach the student to reason, explore, and discover for himself. The seminar participants discussed innovations currently available and the steps that should be taken by elementary schools to supplant the teaching of facts with instruction in problem solving skills. Several participants presented position statements on emerging practices in education that bode well for the educational advancement of young learners. These statements and subsequent discussions are summarized under topics having particular implications for student-centered schooling in the coming years. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Development, Elementary Schools, Individualized Instruction, Inquiry, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Open Plan Schools, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Psycholinguistics, Seminars, Social Change, Student Centered Curriculum, Team Teaching
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.