ERIC Number: ED195308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Maximizing Teaching/Learning. Implementing Competency Based Education in Community Colleges, 10.
Hillison, John H.; Vogler, Daniel E.
As part of a series dealing with competency-based education, this monograph explores the optimum selection and utilization of instructional activities, materials, and methods. The monograph first discusses the responsibility of the instructor to plan learning activities that reinforce targeted performance competencies, and then presents a graphical evaluation of 34 learning activities in terms of the preparation, execution, and follow-up time each of them requires. The selection of audio-visual support materials for these activities is then facilitated by an outline detailing the relative ease of preparation, use, and storage of overhead transparencies, audio tapes, color slides, graphics, videotapes, and cutaways. Appropriate utilization of chalkboards and audio-visual software is then discussed. An examination follows of questions to be considered in evaluating the appropriateness of the lecture, demonstration, and discussion methods to course content, class size, and time constraints. The monograph concludes with an examination of two common teaching styles: (1) the problem-solving approach, in which the instructor sets goals, identifies appropriate learning activities, and evaluates student performance; and (2) the Socratic approach, in which the instructor, rather than providing information, draws answers from students through carefully sequenced questions. A list of works for further reading is appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Chalkboards, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Demonstrations (Educational), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Media, Learning Activities, Lecture Method, Media Selection, Slides, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Transparencies, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Higher Education Management Services.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.