ERIC Number: ED115172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
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Knowledge For What? Evaluation of a Weekend Residential Workshop.
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll.
A weekend residency was held at Empire State College entitled, "Knowledge for What?--The Social Uses of Knowledge." Participants were Empire State College students from all areas of study. The total learning experience included the weekend residency and contract work based on the weekend. The report covers only the activities of the residency weekend and not the subsequent contract work of students. To evaluate the effectiveness of the format and the perceived learnings of participants, a student evaluation of the residency was conducted. The overwhelming majority (74 percent) of the students participating in the residency saw it as a way of facilitating their studies. Most participants (70 percent) reported that they had learned "some" and "quite a bit" from each of the following workshop activities: preliminary readings, lectures, seminars, informal discussion, and subsequent work related to the residency. Tables give more detailed information on student background, needs, and opinions relating to the residency. (Author/KE)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll.