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ERIC Number: ED085362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 90
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An Innovative Approach to Teaching Professional Business Education Courses. The Integration of Professional Business Education Courses and Field Experiences.
Shippensburg State Coll., PA.
Recognizing the need to reinforce methods courses with realistic perceptions of the secondary classroom, the Business Education Department at Shippensburg State College implemented, in September 1972, an integrated methods block including field experiences. The program has three primary objectives. The first objective is to provide business education methods students with exposure to the realities of the secondary school, its facilities, organization, procedures, curriculum, and students. The second objective is to provide for an integration of methods and measurement for business education students. After foundation skills courses, representative subject areas of the secondary business curriculum are presented and applications of this curriculum are then applied and interwoven, enabling the students to understand the comprehensive role of the classroom teacher. During this period, students participate in directed field experiences that enable them to evaluate and apply the theory of classroom instruction to the realities of the classroom. The third objective of the program is to make the business methods students aware of the innovations and new programs designed for today's youth, the needs of a changing society, and the importance of self-evaluation. An added objective is that after seeing a videotape of actual classes recorded on the field trip, students and teachers in graduate classes will become motivated to employ innovative teaching/learning strategies of their own. (Document includes laboratory experiences manual.) (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Shippensburg State Coll., PA.