ERIC Number: ED094210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Organizing Center: An Instrument for Implementing Life-Centered Education.
Meyer, Norma, Ed.
An organizing center, this 32-page publication points out, is not a "learning center" in the sense of having one area reserved for clay modeling or the construction of mobiles. It is, rather, more like the central thought of a story and is considered a method for planning activity-focused teaching units in which the teacher is the key to successful instruction. Attractively illustrated, the publication explains several concepts important to the organizing center: (1) Planning can be carried out in terms of work to be done, e.g., a bakery involves the work of the baker, the clerk, the entrepreneur, and the wholesale supply salesman; (2) new images of teaching can be developed through the use of the organizing center; and (3) it helps people communicate about the work of teaching. The booklet also reports on a teacher's first use of the organizing center program and how it motivated a special summer project. (NH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. ABLE Model Program.