ERIC Number: ED082024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Living Room Learning in British Columbia. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education.
In the late 1950's and early 1960's an ongoing program in liberal arts was introduced using the study - discussion method, popularly known as Living Room Learning. The purposes of the groups were to draw basic information from specially prepared reading and audio-visual materials and to stimulate participants to think better for themselves through discussion. Discussion leaders were community volunteers trained in special workshops. Meetings were held in private homes in the community for eight to twelve sessions of about two hours. Groups averaged sixteen to eighteen participants. The program grew with funding and other support until it serviced annually over 1,500 participants in 77 British Columbia communities on an annual budget of $25,000. The program was discontinued when the University sponsor ruled that Extension Programs must be self-supporting. An effort to reintroduce the program at a later date was short-lived. An 11-item bibliography is included. (SC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Evening Programs, Extension Education, Home Study, Program Descriptions
Centre for Continuing Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, Canada (Occasional Paper Number 8, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada