ERIC Number: ED073985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Interpreting Data. Social Studies for the Elementary School. Proficiency Module #4.
Hawkins, Michael; Williams, Elmer
One of the primary teaching tasks of an elementary school social studies teacher is that of helping pupils interpret the numerous sources of data found in a social studies program. The purpose of this self-instructional teacher education module is to develop proficiency in utilizing data interpretation process. A sequence of activities is designed to develop teacher competency in using a process model to guide pupils in the interpretation of data. The model outlines teaching strategies which move from a series of concrete, specific encounters with factual data to a higher cognitive level which requires a conclusion or generalization that can be supported by the data. Questioning techniques used to convey specific thinking tasks to pupils are discussed. In Part II a model for analysis of the data source of still pictures is used and activities related to picture analysis are included. Appendices contain in-depth analyses of two commercial photographs. Related modules are SO 005 443 and SO 005 444, and SO 005 446 through SO 005 450. (SHM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Data Analysis, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Generalization, Guidelines, Induction, Interpretive Skills, Models, Pictorial Stimuli, Questioning Techniques, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Department of Elementary Education, 425 Aderhold, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($6.60, set of 8; $.80 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Social Science Education.