ERIC Number: ED174362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Project Outreach. Experiential Learning Component of the Department of Psychology.
Project Outreach is an undergraduate psychology course which offers students a variety of community projects in which they might become involved. The project gives students opportunities to learn through direct experience and provides seminars in which they may reflect upon these experiences. Some 36 institutions and community service agencies expose the student to real-life issues and give them a basis for considering future careers. One project offers the chance to work with special recreation programs for handicapped children, teens or adults. In another, students act as friends/tutors to delinquent boys between the ages of 13 and 17. At a retirement home students may act as companions to lonely old people and design group activities in addition to the individual visiting. Other projects include working in child care centers, helping in hospital emergency rooms, tutoring foreign students, and assisting a neighborhood tenants union. A variety of services in programs relating to the mentally ill are provided. This manual for student use lists information on enrolling in Project Outreach and gives detailed information on each of the projects available, including transportation needs, target population, student's role, group meetings, and prerequisites. Appended to the document is a discussion of the concept of Experiential Education. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Child Care, College Programs, College Students, Community Organizations, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Experiential Learning, Guides, Health Services, Higher Education, Human Services, Mental Health Programs, Older Adults, Psychological Services, Psychology, Public Agencies, Recreation, Social Services, Student Volunteers, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.