ERIC Number: ED080425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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A Handbook of Personal Growth Activities for Classroom Use.
Hawley, Robert C.; Hawley, Isabel L.
Ninety-four personal growth activities for elementary and secondary grade children are included in this teaching guide. Through the various classroom activities, designed for approximately 20 to 30 students, teachers aim to expand the awareness of each individual; to set a tone and supply conditions favorable to growth; and to negate social forces which block growth. Emphasis is upon describing positive activities which foster process skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving, and critical thinking but at the same time promote active involvement, cooperation, communication, and self-awareness. Activities, arranged topically, are built around: establishing rules and procedures; community building; brainstorming; summarizing, and drawing inferences; positive focus; achievement motivation; feedback; identifying concerns; developing open communication; identity; interpersonal relationships; non-verbal and sensory awareness; and teaching content. Information for each activity includes materials needed and procedures. A bibliography of supplmentary reading suggestions is provided. (SJM)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Individual Development, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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