ERIC Number: ED153916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Experience-Based Learning: How to Make the Community Your Classroom.
McClure, Larry; And Others
Strategies are presented for combining academic study with out-of-school learning opportunities for junior high and secondary students. Experience-based learning should combine four elements: community involvement, individualized instruction, guidance, and new learning leadership roles for teachers. Six chapters explain how to accomplish this. Chapter I defines experience-based learning, its origins, and its potential uses. It usually involves individual student participation in unpaid, on-the-job training at selected locations in the community. It can be incorporated into traditional courses, elective courses, occupational exploration classes, or extracurricular activities. Chapter 2 suggests four techniques to help students use community resources: keep a journal, explore community sites, work on individual projects, and acquire survival skills for living in a changing world. Chapter 3 identifies community resources which can help develop skills in areas such as critical thinking, functional citizenship, and scientific investigation. Chapter 4 describes how to plan community project activities. Chapter 5 explains how to locate community sites appropriate to students' interests and to orient resource people for their roles. Program costs, student transportation, scheduling, and other administrative problems are discussed in chapter 6. Appendices present descriptions of 25 exemplary student projects, 76 resource publications, and a summary of related resources from the publisher. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Role, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum, Educational Methods, Educational Resources, Extracurricular Activities, Field Experience Programs, Junior High School Students, Learning Experience, Nontraditional Education, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Experience, Student Interests, Student Projects, Student Research, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Office of Marketing, 710 S.W. Second Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204 ($9.45 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
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