ERIC Number: ED066428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
S-TAP Program in Elementary Education.
Concordia Coll., Moorhead, MN.
In September 1971, Concordia College in Minnesota developed the Self-Teacher Actualization Program (S-TAP). This program enabled junior year elementary education majors to be involved daily with the teaching of children through clinical experiences in the public schools in five curriculum areas (reading, language arts, social studies, math, and science) current with his study of the teaching role. Traditional methods courses are replaced with over 300 learning modules which constitute the inquiry library accompanying the student's clinical experiences. The student initiates his own inquires and selects the modules that can direct those inquires. The resources available for directing these inquires include (a) a faculty facilitator for each student, (b) materials in the S-TAP and curriculum library, (c) a microteaching laboratory, (d) selected faculty in other departments, and (e) the clinical experiences and the cooperating public school teacher. Three types of learning modules are available: a) strongly recommended, b) elective, and c) student created. Modules are available in the curriculum areas covered during clinical experiences. Additional curriculum areas include audio-visual aids, tests and measurements, children's literature, philosophy, ethics, inner-city teaching, classroom organization, and patterns for learning. A special emphasis is placed on modules in human relations with intensive development of self and relationships with others. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Concordia Coll., Moorhead, MN.
Note: Entry for the American Assn. of Colleges for Teacher Education 1972 Distinguished Achievement Award