ERIC Number: ED235706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Effective Learning: A Study of Innovative Public Humanities Programs. Publication Number 5-80.
Cole, Charles C., Jr.
Results of a survey of 91 innovative state humanities projects are presented, and the literature and theories about how adults learn are summarized. The representative sample of 91 public humanities projects are covered in alphabetical order. Most of the projects were selected because of their good humanities content and their success in generating strong audience participation. Formats of these projects include the following: bus tours, television and radio programs, computer instruction, exhibits with special features, games and simulation games, living history, humanists-in-residence, lectures, puppets, residential learning experiences, programs at shopping malls, sound and light shows, slide-tape presentations, additional multimedia presentations, theater as classroom, town meetings, traveling scholars, workshops, and programs for special audiences (e.g., senior citizens, inmates, and workers). Adult learning propositions of many theorists, including Carl Rogers and B. F. Skinner, are summarized. It is concluded that many methods, styles, and formats are needed to meet the learning needs of the adults, many of whom are capable of self-direction and have many life experiences as a resource. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Audiovisual Instruction, Community Education, Drama, Educational Innovation, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Enrichment Activities, Exhibits, Higher Education, History, Humanities Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Students, Public Education, State Aid, Teaching Methods
National Federation of State Humanities Councils, 12 South 6th Street, Suite 527, Minneapolis, MN 55402 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of State Humanities Councils, Minneapolis, MN.