ERIC Number: ED160773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Doing Book. An Experiential Approach to Consumer Education.
Bliss, Tamara; And Others
This manual presents an experiential methodology for teaching consumer affairs. It is intended primarily as a resource for consumer education teachers and group leaders. Part 1 of the book introduces a philosophy of education and presents a description of the teaching method. The method involves the use of small groups and techniques such as brainstorming and role playing. Also included in part 1 is a chapter on planning consumer education programs. Part 2 contains twenty-two structured exercises designed to address the following consumer topics: values and financial goals; budgeting and money management; wise shopping; credit and consumer protection laws; the businessman and consumer; rights and responsibilities; and seeking help with consumer problems. For the group leader, each exercise is presented with directions and suggestions in the following format: goals, group size, time required, materials utilized, physical setting, process, and tips for the leader. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Group Discussion, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Merchandise Information, Money Management, Problem Solving, Program Development, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Small Group Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlesex Community Coll., Bedford, MA. Consumer Resource Center.