ERIC Number: ED120050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
An Experience-Centered Curriculum: Exercises in Perception, Communication and Action. Educational Studies and Documents No. 17.
This study describes a Unesco-sponsored experimental project in the United Nations Associated Schools designed to develop a new approach to education for international understanding. The class, school, and community provide the settings for activities based on the pupils' own behaviors and experiences. Experiments, demonstrations, critical incidents, interview surveys, simulations, role playing, and community action projects are some of the specific techniques used in this approach. Chapter one describes the units and their components. Chapter two suggests how to integrate the activities into various subject areas. Chapter three illustrates how the teacher can deal with the students' emotional reactions to the activities. Chapter four suggests how to vary the activities according to age and school context. Chapter five gives detailed procedures, activities, and follow-up projects of four activity units. Chapter six provides shorter, less detailed descriptions of 18 additional activity units. The appendices describe additional units, an evaluation study of the project, and suggested action projects and list teachers involved. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Unesco Publications Center, P.O. Box 433, New York, New York 10016 ($2.65)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).