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ERIC Number: ED178376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 126
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Family Oriented Geographic Field Experience.
Williams, Karen Ann Lalk
This paper describes a program of geographic education through field experience trips for family groups. Developed at Delta College in Michigan, the approach is unique because it emphasizes learning experiences for families rather than for individual students. The family is interpreted to include nuclear families, single-parent families with children, couples, and single-person families. Teaching methods are based on the multiple age structure and multiple learning levels of the family unit. Chapter I relates the concept of intergenerational education to opportunities for geographic learning through travel. Chapter II outlines objectives of geographic field experience and defines five types of field experience ranging from instructor-centered tours to student-centered research. Chapter III offers a taxonomy of geographic learning based on the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. Chapter IV contains a model, or program design, for family-oriented geographic field experience. The model incorporates selection of a leadership team, participants, class credit, development of a unit plan, and evaluation. Chapter V describes three field experience programs sponsored by Delta College in the Upper Michigan Peninsula, the Colorado Plateau, and New York State and Montreal. Chapter VI offers conclusions, a bibliography, and appendices. (AV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. For a related document, see ED 161 800; Not available in paper copy from EDRS due to light print type of original document