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ERIC Number: ED036513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 5
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Mark Hopkins' Log: Teaching and the Analysis of Ideas.
Grenander, M. E.
English Record, v20 n1 p74-8 Oct 1969
Better equipped than most teachers in a humanistic background and in a knowledge of advances in interdisciplinary study, the English teacher is well-qualified to achieve a major educational goal--to help a student acquire a disciplined attitude toward knowledge through the analysis of ideas. One method of reaching this goal is through the utilization of Richard McKeon's four-stage sequential approach to interdisciplinary study. In this plan, the student, with the guidance of the teacher, first learns how to acquire and evaluate facts; he then moves on to a creative discovery, to the presentation of his ideas, and, finally, to a systematization of his knowledge into a broad structure. Within these stages, each teacher must develop his own techniques; but if the four stages are followed in an interdisciplinary course of study, the result will tend toward the formation of an open-minded, creative, articulate, and purposive student body. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.