ERIC Number: ED039158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Reference Count: 0
Concepts and Structure in the New Social Science Curricula; Report of a Conference at Purdue University, January 29-30, 1966.
Morrissett, Irving, Ed.
The task of the conference reported here was to exchange ideas about approaches taken to social science content in the new curricula. The hope was to contribute to the improvement of the large and growing amount of academically based curriculum work through interdisciplinary exposure. The major emphasis was on cognitive content and its structuring, including the relationship of social science concepts, structure, and theory. Secondary emphasis was on values as content in the curriculum, and tertiary emphasis on the processes of learning. Issues of morality and rationality with respect to teaching substantive values emerged. The discussion of processes included several related ideas: discovery, inductive learning, inquiry, and problem solving. The question of how the components of social science content relate to each other and to science were points of discussion (history, geography, anthropology, Political science). The nature and utility of behavioral objectives, and the individual needs and capabilities of the child, were discussed. The great need for teacher training programs to parallel the development of new curricula was noted along with some brief sketches of projects which are working to meet these needs. (SBE)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Anthropology, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Processes, Conference Reports, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Fundamental Concepts, Geography, History, Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Political Science, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Values
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., West Lafayette, IN.