ERIC Number: ED202989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Project Ideabook: Sample Student Projects Using the Community as a Learning Resource. A Supplement to EBCE Staff Training.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This document contains 60 sample projects that can be used in an experience-based career education (EBCE) program. (Experience-based career education is a type of program in which high school students spend a major portion of their time on learning projects in the community. Activities in EBCE are tailored to individual needs, abilities, learning styles, and goals, and students are guided in their learning through on-going relationships with a variety of working adults in the community.) The sample projects presented in this packet illustrate the wide range of approaches teachers can use when writing individualized learning projects for students using nonclassroom resources. The samples are real. They represent hundreds of student projects that were written and carried out in six EBCE programs, and, as such, reveal the workability of the project approach to learning. In this packet, sample projects are given for each of the EBCE curriculum's five Life Skills categories: critical thinking, personal/social development, science, functional citizenship, and creative development. Each section of the packet contains the following material: learning objectives, a sample predesigned project as a "starter," and several sample individually negotiated projects. In addition, three appendixes are provided at the end of the packet to illustrate how the same interest area, topic, or theme can be interpreted in substantially different ways for students with different basic skills needs, and how the learning needs and interests identified in a student's profile can lead to several different, individually negotiated projects. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Citizenship, Community Resources, Creative Development, Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Independent Study, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Sciences, Social Development, Student Interests, Student Needs, Student Projects, Vocational Education
Northwest Regional Laboratory, Information Center, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204 ($14.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.