ERIC Number: ED110435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Values and the Search for Self.
Bellanca, James A.
The purpose of this book is to help the reader to become a more effective facilitator of learning. Based on the assumption that the most valuable learning is founded in self-knowledge and a resultant knowledge of others, the book presents a view of teaching as helping and caring with a supportive yet flexible structure. It states that the goal of each individual is the ability to direct his/her own learning. Such an ability involves a five step process of (a) exercising personal control, (b) assessing needs, (c) setting up goals, (d) using resources, and (e) evaluating outcomes. The ideas, suggestions, models, and strategy outlines contained in the text are designed to help the reader toward a self-knowledge that will enhance his/her knowledge of individual learners, in such a way that those learners may ultimately be made as independent and self directing as possible. The book progresses from an initial examination of the reader's personal values and positions on key questions to suggestions and strategies that may help the reader lead others toward the self-knowledge and the development of effective relationships with others that together constitute the measure of relevance. This book contains many valuing-forms to be thought over and filled in, metaphors to be reflected upon, activities, and simulations. (RC)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Relevance (Education), Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Values
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.