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ERIC Number: ED170213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Basic Principles for Designing Experience-Based Curricula.
Chiarelott, Leigh; And Others
This paper presents four principles to be followed in the development of experience-based curriculum. The principles have been extrapolated from John Dewey's theory of experience ("Experience and Education," 1938). They are discussed in this paper in terms of several existing curriculum materials for elementary and secondary education. The first principle is that the selection of learning experiences should be based upon the continuity and interaction of the learner's past, present, and future experiences. The second principle states that sequencing of curriculum should be based upon the development of the learner's experiential continuum. The experiential continuum is the cumulative result of the learner using the knowledge gained from one experience to understand more fully the meaning of his next experience. The third principle is that action and reflection should be used in reviewing learning experiences. Examples of action are field-experience projects; examples of reflection are class discussion and role play. The fourth principle is that subject matter should be discovered by the learner through a process of inquiry as he explores the significance of each learning experience. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dewey (John)
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)