ERIC Number: ED064185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Man: A Course of Study. Evaluation Strategies.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Strategies suggested in this handbook provide ways for the intermediate grade teacher and the class to share in summarizing and analyzing educational developments associated with "Man: A Course of Study (MACOS)". The evaluation devices focus on pupils' perceptions and critical insights to develop their ability to explore questions about man's "humaneness" and this, about their own. A brief review of MACOS is included -- objectives, teaching techniques, learning theories upon which the course is based, and implications of previous research described in ED 045 561. Questions that helped to organize the evaluation strategies are: Do students as a result of the course: gain understanding of themselves and others; gain cognitive knowledge; emulate and use anthropologists' techniques; and see a difference in the new teaching approach and, moreover, in learning and class activities? Five major strategies described for an evaluation process are: the small group interview, classroom environment checklists; creative formats; content questionnaires; and classroom observations. Samples of interview extracts, children's creative works, opinion surveys, questionnaires, and checklists are included. Related documents are ED 045 461 and ED 049 963. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Anthropology, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Formation, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Inquiry, Intermediate Grades, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Curriculum Development Associates, Inc., 1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.