ERIC Number: ED161503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
A Model for a Human Potential Seminar in a Small, Private Junior College.
Silver, Jane H.
Based on the academic improvement of a sample group of students who participated in a loosely structured human potential seminar, a syllabus was prepared for future seminars at North Greenville College, a small, private, church-related community college in South Carolina. The following thematic objectives were used for the course: learning to work in groups; self-understanding and personal goal setting; personal values clarification; planning for the world of work; development of listening, communication, and study skills; and long-term goal setting. Due to limited staff resources, 15 students was the suggested size for the 15-week, three hours per week seminar. The Brown-Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes, the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, and the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory were used to provide feedback on students' self-understanding and interests, and to evaluate their study habits. A reading list was developed, audio-visual materials suggested, and an evaluation form compiled. As an attempt to encourage seminar participants to communicate with the facilitator in a personal manner, a journal system was devised. A literature review and bibliography are included, and an appendix contains the class schedule of topics, organization of the student journal, a list of suggested student readings, and a course evaluation form. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Credit Courses, Curriculum Guides, Guidance Objectives, Individual Development, Literature Reviews, Private Colleges, School Counseling, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Small Colleges, Student Adjustment, Student Interests, Student Projects, Study Habits, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University