ERIC Number: ED188977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Person and the Planet: A Problems Course. A Curriculum Guide.
The curriculum guide presents five units which explore individual growth and self-assessment and how they are related to the transformation of the world community and a resolution of its problems. The one-semester course is designed for senior high school students or college freshmen and sophomores. Objectives emphasize personality and interrelationship improvement through self-transformation, and global awareness and problem solving through use of imagination, intuition, and logical reasoning and research. The guide is presented in six chapters. Chapter I provides the introduction, discussing objectives, prerequisites, skills, teaching methods, and teacher preparation. Chapters II through VI present the five units. Unit I, Personal Growth and Human Relations, focuses on self-assessment, human relations problems, and ways to integrate the personality. Unit II, Psychology of the Higher Consciousness, emphasizes transpersonal psychology through a study of the world's religions, ethical values, meditation, and personal growth and change. Unit III, The Planet and Its Problems, suggests 15 global problems and a number of problem-solving exercises. Unit IV focuses on sharing the research and problem solving done in the previous unit through student teaching. Sections on lesson planning and evaluation criteria are included. Unit V emphasizes organizing for social action. For each unit, detailed teaching strategies are offered, with a thorough explanation of the exercises. An appendix offers suggestions for expanding the course to two semesters and a bibliography. (CK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Relations, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Psychology, Religion, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Social Action, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, World Problems
Planetary Citizens, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Planetary Citizens, New York, NY.