ERIC Number: ED138051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Applications of Guided Design to Foreign Language Teaching.
Malueg, Sara Procious
Guided Design is an approach to course design aimed at developing a student's decision-making skills as well as teaching specific principles and concepts. A seven-point hierarchy of educational needs is defined, including: (1) self-preservation, (2) safety, (3) belonging, (4) respect, (5) knowledge, (6) sensitivity-sensibility, and (7) self-actualization, the primary focus being on the last three points. Any Guided Design course has four specific goals: (1) to solve single-answer problems and perform all the intellectual abilities with the desired content, (2) to solve open-ended problems and perform all the desired intellectual modes, (3) to develop and use a value system, and (4) to play the role of a professional. A course using the Guided Design approach begins with an introduction to the system and the decision-making process. Students are organized into four- to seven-person teams. Each project is an extension of the basic idea of programmed learning (information, question, action, feedback) to the solution of an open-ended problem relating to some portion of the subject matter the student is expected to learn. A detailed example of Guided Design as applied to the teaching of Spanish as a second language is given, and suggestions for other projects in language classes are made. Experience has so far shown positive results. (CLK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum, Decision Making Skills, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Problem Solving, Productive Thinking, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; see FL 007 842
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (26th, Simon Fraser University, April 17-19, 1975)