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ERIC Number: ED188977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Person and the Planet: A Problems Course. A Curriculum Guide.
Widutis, Florence
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)
Planetary Citizens, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Planetary Citizens, New York, NY.