ERIC Number: ED071563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Tufts Seminar to Initiate New Experiments in Undergraduate Instruction.
Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Approximately 50 workers from a variety of academic and professional fields came together at the Tufts Seminar to Initiate New Experiments in Undergraduate Instruction to discover, discuss, and explore some of the problems of undergraduate education and to suggest new or alternate ways that might be tried to meet these problems. The seminar saw education today as overly preoccupied with the task of transmitting knowledge, with covering fields of knowledge, and with surveys. What the seminar proposed instead as the pressing task was to involve the student in intellectuality, in evaluating experience, and in connecting theory and practice. The seminar sought to foster experiments in literature and writing, history, and the social and behavioral sciences. The experiments proposed are experiments in the new ways of teaching these subjects, but they are also experiments in the driving power of education: how to get students interested in motivating themselves. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Report of a seminar held at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, August 30-September 11, 1965