ERIC Number: ED099313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Human Relations Training, Contracting and Field Experiences: An Integrative Approach to the Teaching of an Educational Foundations Course. Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 3.
Peterson, Vincent; And Others
A new educational foundations course at Indiana University combines human relations training, contracting, and field experiences. Entering students are given a course overview, assigned to an area school for six hours per week, and pretested using various personality instruments. The class is subdivided into reference groups, with one full-time instructor responsible for each group. These reference groups serve as the focal point for human relations training and for indepth study of content areas. All students are required to design and fulfill a learning contract, using as resources selections from several content presentations made during the first month of the semester. Presentations include lectures, video tapes, demonstrations, and films. In addition, textbooks, learning modules, and bibliographies are made available to expand student exposure to content areas. Each student is required to keep a journal of his feelings and reactions to what he observes and learns. This journal serves as a log of the student's personal growth. The course work culminates in the final week of the semester when students meet with their reference group facilitators for assessment of their work. (HMD)
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foundations of Education, Performance Contracts, Preservice Teacher Education, Sensitivity Training, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Curriculum
Division of Teacher Education, 325-Education Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
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