ERIC Number: ED119545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Workshop Format for a Course in the Psychology of Personal Adjustment.
In many areas of higher education there is a growing trend away from the traditional demonstration-lecture-discussion format of instruction toward a participative, experiential approach to teaching. This is particularly evident in the field of psychology. In conducting an undergraduate course in the psychology of personal adjustment, if one views the class as a potential demonstration laboratory in human relations, it becomes possible to adopt an experiential approach to the subject through the use of a workshop format. This technique has been developed and employed with considerable success in one college setting. The first phase of the project is presented as a highly structured sequence of events. The second phase is conducted much more flexibly, allowing both the class and the instructor considerable latitude for exercising spontaneity and inventiveness. Based on student feedback the laboratory apProach to the teaching of the psychology of adjustment and effective interpersonal relations possesses considerable appeal. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.