ERIC Number: ED100751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Paper Dragon No. 1.
Association for Humanistic Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
Seven educators, teaching undergraduate courses in a variety of subject areas, describe their experiences in implementing ideas from humanistic psychology. One activates students in large classes by beginning with small group skills. A psychology teacher practices encounter methods in a class for terminal students. An English instructor describes his needs as a teacher and his attempts to make his course person centered. A sociology teacher tries to bring his students to assume responsibility for their own learning and to develop more self-confidence through T-group and organizational development techniques and through pedagogic devices like student leaders and personal journals. A literature instructor takes the students' responses to literature as his cues for discussion; for instance, by looking carefully at the grammar and syntax in Samuel Johnson's writing when students found it baffling. A speech teacher who tries to focus on the uniqueness of the communicating individual asks students to describe who has understood them best at some point in time over the last 10 years. The Totalitarian Classroom, a social game, is used by one teacher to decondition students and teachers who play the roles of "good teacher/good student" in formal education. (JH)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Psychology, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Psychoeducational Methods, Role Playing, Sensitivity Training, Teaching Methods
Association for Humanistic Psychology, 325 9th Street, San Francisco, California 94114 ($1.00 for members; $2.00 for nonmembers)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Humanistic Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
Note: One of a series of documents on all aspects of humanistic psychology available from the Association for Humanistic Psychology