ERIC Number: ED129975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Getting Started in the Classroom.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
The material-tool approach of the statewide program, Technology for Children, for grades kindergarten through six (K-6) is described in this teaching guide. This approach, which encourages a workshop-laboratory-classroom learning environment, is integrated among subject areas and is thematic in nature. The program operates under three goals: (1) To aid in developing self-awareness and responsibility, (2) to aid in developing an understanding of technology and the world-of-work, and (3) to enhance the learning process. Interest learning, children-tools and learning, classroom organization, and developing a safety philosophy are discussed. Ideas, suggestions, and references are provided for these sections. The guide contains 22 interest areas, ranging from automation to tool making. Each interest area describes an idea/problem, procedures for examining the idea/problem, materials and equipment need, and follow-up. To supplement the guide, a list of materials and sources (available at minimal cost to the teacher) is provided, as well as a list of suggested resources for material and equipment. A follow-up survey sheet for the guide is included. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classrooms, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Flexible Facilities, Group Activities, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Learning Laboratories, Resource Materials, Skill Centers, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, Student Development, Teaching Guides, Technology
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: Parts of pages 15 (containing a brief excerpt from Paul W. F. Witt's "Technology and the Curriculum") and 99 (containing a brief excerpt from Boyd's "The Professional Amateur") are copyrighted and therefore not available