ERIC Number: ED186153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Senior Seminar: A Curriculum Booklet. Revised Edition.
Buswell, Mark; And Others
Mitchell High School's Senior Seminar is a 5-credit interdisciplinary and experiential intensive learning program offered for one semester during a student's senior year. During that time the student takes no other coursework; he focuses on single subjects in learning blocks that may extend from two to four weeks. Program goals center on learning effective means for human interaction, improving self-concepts, developing positive learning attitudes, and mastering methods for self-direction in learning. The Seminar begins with a 3-day retreat which introduces the basic concepts of the program; the second week is devoted to teaching the basic skills and procedures in problem solving to be used in the course. Students select their activities from 16 learning blocks; these include such experiences as working on a farm or ranch, participating in outdoor experiences, and investigating the Colorado criminal justice system. Other learning blocks involve handmade shelters, mining, urban survival, the mass media, and minority groups. Students are required to keep journals for each of the learning blocks. In the "Capstone" at the end of the semester, students show their mastery of the program's basic learning skills as they design and carry out their own learning experiences. This booklet lists the goals and objectives for each of the learning blocks and is designed to assist persons interested in starting similar programs. (DS)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Experiential Learning, Grade 12, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Problem Solving, Program Content, Secondary Education, Seminars, Student Evaluation, Units of Study
Senior Seminar, Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 ($5.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Springs Public Schools, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado (Colorado Springs); Mitchell High School Senior Seminar CO
Note: For related document, see RC 011 466.