ERIC Number: ED135649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Whole Earth Design.
Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
The purpose of this interdisciplinary instructional design is three-fold. At its basic level it serves as an activity-based program guide for developing in students and instructors, grades 4-12, the ability to observe, assimilate and interpret the world around them. On another level it provides the "hands-on" experiences that open the bounds of the usual four-walled classroom and allows the student and instructor to develop a learning motif that is limited only by their imaginations. Finally, at its most creative level, the design is structured to acquaint student and instructor with the principles of values and decision-making. Through a multi-disciplined approach, the design attempts to engage student and instructor in the complex problems of priorities and personal world. Confidence and curiosity should be magnified through this exercise, exciting student and instructor to step beyond the limits of their present knowledge. Each investigation contains suggestions for setting the stage, a series of tasks to be done individually or in small groups, task card samples to be used with these activities, summary activities and questions, supplementary charts and tables where appropriate, and in some instances, additional information about the type of teaching activity to be used. Collecting data from primary sources and group problem solving are used throughout the material. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.