ERIC Number: ED095268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Education Curriculum Modules: A Spiral-Process Approach. 1. Inquiry Process.
Murphy, Patricia D.; And Others
The Inquiry Process curriculum module is part of a consumer education series (grades 9-14, adults; including elderly) that emphasizes a process approach with a spiral organization. The process approach helps the student in a changing consumer world to function rationally and in a manner consistent with personal values, while the spiral organization emphasizes recurring experiences with the same basic processes as well as progressive process development and expansion. Eighteen pages of inquiry process assessment items are included for teachers to use for student pre-assessment and lesson planning. The inquiry module involves six objectives: (1) recognizing a problem, (2) considering tentative solutions (hypothesizing), (3) clarifying terms, (4) collecting data, (5) analyzing data, and (6) applying a conclusion to new situations. A section in the guide is devoted to each of these six objectives and clarifies the objectives and and consumer competency with sample teacher-learner dialogue that includes both suggested teacher response and possible learner response. Teachers may decide to administer a post-assessment which is identical to the pre-assessment. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, High School Students, Inquiry, Performance Criteria, Spiral Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 1780-01284, $17.75 for 5 volume set)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. Coll. of Home Economics.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota