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ERIC Number: ED097278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 9
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Some Comments on the Foshay Grid for a Humane Curriculum.
Foshay, Wellesley R.
According to Wellesley A. Foshay, in order to achieve a humane curriculum subject matter and each experience must be responsive to the human condition in the context of all pedagogical intentions of the teacher. Six classes of experience--intellectual, emotional, social, physical, aesthetic, and spiritual--make up the human existence. Teachers may then set three goals--fluency, manipulation, and persistance--for their students' personal development in each of the six aspects of human existence. According to the author, the resulting 18 cell grid is somewhat misleading because it suggests that some of the aspects of the human condition may be considered separately. Instead, since these aspects are inseparable and continually interacting, it is better to conceive of the grid as three dimensional, with each aspect overlapping on the other. Further, the social aspect must include two distinct dimensions, those imposed by the mores of society and those imposed by the individual's needs and potentials, producing seven dimensions on which to plot points in order to fully describe any learning experience or plan any learning environment. (Author/DE)
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