ERIC Number: ED072987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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The Factors Affecting the Structural Growth of a City. Second Annual Report. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Urban Geography was selected as the discipline for studying the physical structure of a city, as reported in ED 066 350. This second progress report presents a resume of the activities of the team and reflects upon the processes involved in curriculum building and instructional planning: 1) clarifying the nature of students involved, 2) finding effective materials, 3) determining appropriate teaching methods, and 4) choosing the evaluation instruments needed. It is emphasized that learning levels and processes of students be considered in developing materials; any materials should be available throughout Canada at little or no cost; students should be involved; field experiences offer the best learning base and audiovisual materials must be provided when direct experience is not feasible. Materials being developed are in sections, built upon one another, yet usable individually. Section I, The City and Region, and Section II, The City As a Structural Unit, are intended to provide the conceptual base and skills necessary for the systematic study of factors affecting the growth of a city, which will be presented in Section III. A teacher's guide, audiovisual materials, and student resource booklets are described. Refinement of the first two sections and solidification of Section II will receive the greatest amount of attention this coming year. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada