ERIC Number: ED114382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Mini-Course as a Model for the Continuing Education of Teachers. C.A.T. Education Monograph No. 13.
The purpose of this monograph is to discuss the minicourse as a model for the continuing education of teachers. The first section defines the minicourse and describes its evolution. The second section discusses the characteristics of the minicourses at the Centre for Advancement of Teaching (CAT) at Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia. These characteristics include: (1) meeting a need, (2) specific objectives, (3) self contained, (4) short duration, (5) skills orientation, (6) wide participation, (7) varied learning activities and diverse ways of introducing ideas, (8) emphasis on creative activity, (9) evaluation, and (10) follow-up. In the next section a listing of the current CAT minicourses is presented. The following section describes the steps in the development of a minicourse. It states that a minicourse is essentially a self-contained minicurriculum, and therefore the steps in production are essentially a miniaturized version of the classical steps of curriculum development. The final section details the problems of evaluating the effectiveness of a minicourse, and presents a model to use in the evaluation. A list of references completes this document. (RC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). Centre for Advancement of Teaching.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the South Pacific Association for Teacher Education (Macquarie University, July 10-14, 1975); For related document, see SP 009 624