ERIC Number: ED052786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Innovation: Progress Report, 1968-1971.
Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.
This report offers a brief history of how the instructional staff at Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois) attempted to implement the institutional philosophy of providing innovation in learning. It is based on the assumption that students can learn from a variety of methodologies. Innovation is discussed under the categories of grouping, curriculum, and administration. Students are grouped to maximize the goals of the class. If the goal is to disseminate information from a variety of sources and approaches, a large group or lecture is used; if the goal is to better understand material through interaction, seminars are used. Curriculum (experimental course content) is discussed for developmental, transfer, and occupational courses. Examples are given of which courses use various methods for what purposes. Administrative organizational structure is based on participative management. The following concerns are discussed: rationale for instructional organization; method for identifying tasks basic to the successful operation of the instructional process; method of identifying who will be responsible for seeing that tasks are performed; guidelines for the instructional task coordinator; and procedures for conducting meetings of each instructional area. Supplemental reports from individual committee members are included. (CA)
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Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.