ERIC Number: ED206244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Integrating the Community and the Classroom: A Sampler of Postsecondary Courses.
Murphy, Carol; Jenks, Lynn
Resulting from a study that examined ways to implement community-based learning activities into postsecondary curriculum, this sampler contains detailed descriptions of selected courses in the social sciences and humanities that illustrate some of the ways classroom learning is augmented through the use of planned, off-campus learning activities. The field activities are meant to improve the course, not to replace other forms of learning activities. They are designed to provide the student with opportunities for: (1) concrete experiences; (2) observation and reflection; (3) formation of abstract concepts and generalizations; and (4) testing implications of concepts in new situations. Following the overview are course descriptions for: Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Business, Career Studies, Communications, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Health, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science/Law, Psychology, Social Services, and Urban Studies. Appendices include: sample course syllabi, sample forms, resources (organizations, associations, and bibliography), and a list of contributors. The data sources for the course descriptions are faculty from postsecondary institutions located primarily in California, Nevada, and Utah. Project staff completed 68 personal interviews with instructors who not only outlined the structure and process of their courses, but also discussed the implementation problems they had encountered and the results or outcomes they had observed. (LC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.