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ERIC Number: ED370940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 144
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55502-519-6
ISSN: N/A
LogoLearning: Searching for Meaning in Education.
Parnell, Dale
LogoLearning represents a philosophy and a strategy that centers on enabling students to find meaningfulness in their education. In LogoLearning it is the major task of the teacher to broaden students' perceptions so that meaning becomes visible and the purpose of learning becomes immediately understandable. This book proposes that without meaning, students will continue to search for the reasons why, how, and for what purpose education is important to their personal and professional lives. Principles of meaningful education include: (1) students acquire information and retain it sufficiently to apply it toward or associate it with some real-life situation; (2) students actively engage in practicing and processing what they learn within the context of varied real-life situations; (3) students demonstrate sufficient understanding of the content and context of what they are learning to apply knowledge and skills effectively to new situations; and (4) students organize the educational experience around problems and themes rather than subject-matter disciplines. The main body of the volume reflects on the case for LogoLearning, maintaining constancy of purpose, teaching students the way they learn, a new understanding of excellence, and exemplary practices in LogoLearning. A LogoLearning Teaching Evaluation Form is appended. (Contains approximately 75 references.) (LL)
CORD Communications, P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 76702-1206.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
Identifiers: LogoLearning; Meaningful Instruction; Meaningful Learning; Meaningfulness; Reality Orientation; Reform Efforts