ERIC Number: ED104642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Guided Design Environmental Education. Final Report.
Wales, Charles E.
The new teaching-learning system of Guided Design was used to develop project materials which would help primary and secondary students develop background and decision-making skills required to participate in the solution of environmental problems. In class, students work in small groups to solve meaningful open-ended problems which encourage them to think logically, gather information, communicate ideas, and use the decision-making steps. The students are guided through the solution of each problem by a series of printed "Instruction and Feedback" pages, by their discussion with other students in their group and by the teacher. This program, as it evolved in West Virginia, is described in this final report, including an introduction, methods, results, conclusions and recommendations. The body of the final report includes three appendices. The first appendix includes two instructional units--one focuses on communities, the other on forests, pest control, and pesticides. Appendix B includes schedules of presentations during 1971-72 made by the Guided Design Project Team. Appendix C is a compilation of questions, comments, and suggestions about the Guided Design Program. (TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Science Education
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, OH 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.