ERIC Number: ED090064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Instruction Strategies and Curricula for Secondary Behavioral Sciences.
Johnson, James M., Ed.
As a result of rapid growth in student interest and enrollments at the secondary level, a workshop was designed to bring together teachers and teacher-trainees of high school behavioral sciences to explore current methods of classroom operation and to review specific areas of curriculum. Results of the workshop are seen in the first two sections of this manual. The first and longest section presents teaching strategies and methods for four approaches -- humanistic, programmed learning, inquiry, and rogerian. Emphasis is given to the humanistic approach through a composite of eleven educational games or units. The second section, on classroom aspects, consists of short discussions on the basic classroom issues of grading, exposure to controversial issues, and independent study and self-pacing. A third section, developed by workshop participants on the basis of previous experiences, offers a variety of approaches to numerous curriculum units which may be incorporated into the teaching of the behavioral sciences. The unit topics are: language and communication; non-verbal communication; study of small groups; development of a community classroom; experiential sociology - the city as a resource; micro-society; operant conditioning; and esthetics. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Classroom Techniques, Grading, Guides, Humanistic Education, Independent Study, Inquiry, Operant Conditioning, Psychology, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Problems, Sociology, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
James M. Johnson, Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, New York 12901 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.