ERIC Number: ED327394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-25
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Setting Up an Extended Field Trip to Florida and the Florida Keys: An Interactive Experiential Training Field Biology Program Consisting of Pretrip Instruction, Search Image Training, Field Exercises, and Observations of Tropical Habitats and Coral Reefs.
Baker, Claude D.; And Others
The importance of experiential aspects of biological study is addressed using multi-dimensional classroom and field classroom approaches to student learning. This document includes a guide to setting up this style of field experience. Several teaching innovations are employed to introduce undergraduate students to the literature, techniques, and concepts of biology. These include: a primary emphasis on experiential learning, modifications in traditional course sequence, development of new instructional materials and new methodology in content delivery, individualization of instruction, development of new grading and criterion-referencing procedures, and changes in focus to allow for personal growth and maturation. The methodology employed to accomplish objectives includes the development of a database stored on computer disk and new search image slides for learning about common organisms. A summary of the estimated costs of implementation is included. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Southeast, New Albany.