ERIC Number: ED205925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Improving Teaching and Learning from Texts in History and Philosophy through Systematic Staff and Student Development. Final Report.
Bean, Thomas W.
A year-long interdisciplinary project sought to develop professors' available repertoire of strategies for guiding students' independent learning from texts and developing students' ability to learn from texts with adjunct guide materials in a minicourse setting. Adjunct materials included such instructor devised aids as study questions, graphic organizers of text concepts, discussion statements, and vocabulary guides. The guides emphasized critical reading of text concepts by including questions or statements that not only fostered students' understanding of explicit information in the text, but extended this understanding through interpretive and evaluative items. Faculty and students in the two academic disciplines of history and philosophy were selected for participation in the project. An evaluation of the project indicated that while both the philosophy and the history portions of the project contributed to students' critical reading, the history-reading minicourse combination was the most successful of the two. (The project directory and fiscal report, sample adjunct guide materials, and a sample materials evaluation form are appended.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Univ. and Colleges, Los Angeles. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Fullerton.