ERIC Number: ED239708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Media Journals: Relevancy and Writing in Psychology Instruction.
Ruppert, James C.
Offered as a teaching technique for community college psychology instructors, public media journals are described as a means of teaching psychology and its relevancy as well as a way to encourage the practice of the skills of reading and writing and the development of basic scientific attitudes toward common public media. The journals are also presented as useful tools for diagnosing students' basic skills problems, as tools for promoting team teaching efforts between psychology instructors and English instructors, and as a method of using the competency-based education format promoted by the Michigan State Department of Education in an academic class. A student handout is provided which instructs the students in the required format of the public media journal. The handout includes background, student goal, and performance objectives. The performance objectives are divided into three parts which contain a "given," a "product," and "criteria." The "criteria" provide instruction on how to write the journal, what to write in the journal, and how to earn grades. Also included is a blank sample of the student report form for making entries in the journal. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journal Writing; PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the National Meeting of the Association for Improvement of Community College Teaching (Louisville, KY, November 2-5, 1983).