ERIC Number: ED183718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Self Awareness and Group Interaction: A Guide for Driver Education Teachers.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This teaching guide presents materials to help driver education teachers develop classroom discussions designed to raise students' consciousness of themselves, their interactions with others, and the resolution of traffic situations. Small group discussions in the recommended approach. To develop and maintain a conducive classroom atmosphere, these ideas are suggested: the teacher as a model, student involvement, helping students find their own answers, and clarifying interactions. Suggestions are also given for initiating the learning experience. Student activities designed to provide experience and stimulate reflection on three factors influencing the value of the discussions--trust, perception of another's expectations of oneself, and communications--are detailed. A final section, entitled Deciding How to Decide, presents situations to promote personal consideration and dialogue between students under these topics: (1) To Stop or Not, as regards people with car trouble, hitchhikers, and people at an accident scene; (2) My Rights? Your Rights? Our Rights?, concerning personal freedom and responsibility related to driving (seat belts, safety laws, mass transit, highway safety); (3) The Value of an Accident, advocating constant evaluation of one's driving; (4) Understanding Emotions, about identifying one's emotions and feelings; (5) Dear Ann Landers, providing two letters about some traffic-related dilemma; (6) What Would You Do?, concerning traffic-related situations; and (7) What Kind of Driver Are You?, which is about understanding oneself. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Div. of Highway Safety Coordination, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.