ERIC Number: ED153959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Selecting and Presenting the Focus for a Values Awareness Lesson.
Dalis, Gus T.; Strasser, Ben B.
Of the two processes involved in initiating a values awareness lesson (structuring and focus setting), focus setting is described as the one involving more planning and deliberation. Three criteria useful in selecting a focus-setting question are: (l) Is the topic within the knowledge of the students? (2) Is the question relevant to the students? and (3) Is the question one that invites students to use their values? Other factors to be considered include whether state law or school district policy allow a particular question to be discussed, whether the question would be highly traumatic or frustrating to one or more of the students, and whether the teacher has strong feelings about the question. Ways in which a focus-setting question may be presented to students include the use of transparencies, unfinished stories, scenarios, short stories, group activities, films, television programs, and current events. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SP 012 596-602, 604 and 606