ERIC Number: ED145091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Handbook of Discovery Activities for Consumer and Homemaking.
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Based on the philosophy that students retain most when they are actively involved in learning experiences, this handbook is designed as an idea source for teachers of consumer homemaking or consumer education classes. The suggestions and ideas are presented in six sections, one for each of six instructional approaches: (1) field trips, (2) resource persons, (3) inquiry, (4) demonstration/dramatization, (5) debate, and (6) exposition through multi-media. General procedures for successful implementation of the approach are given, followed by a list of possible activities or situations in which it could be used. The length and nature of the six lists are as follows: forty-eight places for field trips, each followed by notes on things to learn about; sixty-five types of resource people, with notes on things for each to talk about; notes on forty-one inquiry lessons (what students might do with specific objects), suggestions for twenty-two demonstrations and twenty-seven dramatizations; propositions and affirmative and negative notes for twenty-eight class debates; and ideas for bulletin boards (twenty-eight), production of printed materials (three), displays (thirteen), posters and transparencies (twenty-seven), slides or films or filmstrips (twenty), and tapes or cassettes or videotape (four). Information on a few selected films, filmstrips, and slide sets are included as examples of possible alternatives to one of the six action approaches. (JT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.