ERIC Number: ED206455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Guided Design: A Motivational Tool.
Ayers, Caroline L.
Presented is a descriptive account of guided design, an educational strategy in which students work together in small groups to solve open-ended problems designed to provide experience in applying the subject matter content of a course. The essential elements of this instructional strategy are described, and the instructor's role clarified as "professional consultant helping to find the solution to a problem." Project titles and a description of the related subject matter are provided for several guided design projects in developmental natural science and general chemistry. (CS)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Course Content, Engineering, Engineering Education, Group Dynamics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education, Inquiry, Instructional Innovation, Natural Sciences, Physics, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Instruction, Self Directed Groups, Skill Development, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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