ERIC Number: ED126089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Positive Attitude Toward Learning.
Bethalto Community Unit District 8, IL.
Project Positive Attitude Toward Learning (PATL) grew out of an identified need by the Bethalto Community Unit No. 8 schools to improve student self-concept and attitudes toward school. The basic approach used in project PATL is to change teacher behavior which, in turn, causes change to take place in student behavior. The mechanism for affecting teacher change is the use of four kits that are multimedia, individualized, self-paced, performance based learning packages. Kits are designed to teach specific skills in four complementary areas. Each of the four kits follows the same general format. Teachers are presented with a list of performance based objectives. For each objective numerous multimedia learning activities are provided followed by an assessment in the form of a paper-pencil task, classroom observation, or microteaching on video tape. The kits are bound books containing all materials except films and commercially available books. The Improved Self Concept Kit is designed to help teachers learn how self-concept develops, how to handle inappropriate behaviors so that the focus is on the behavior and the child's self-concept is enhanced rather than damaged. The Individualized Teaching Kit is designed to enable the teacher to quickly evaluate the appropriateness of reading materials for any student, to write instructional objectives, and to plan and implement an individualized learning program. In the Active Involvement Kit, teachers learn to use interaction patterns to facilitate classroom activities that actively involve the student in the learning process. Finally, the Processes of Learning Kit enhances questioning skills for the teacher to aid students with thinking and problem solving. (DMT)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Multimedia Instruction, Positive Reinforcement, Questioning Techniques, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bethalto Community Unit District 8, IL.