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ERIC Number: ED212526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-29
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Group Review Approach to the Teaching of Energy Geography.
Calzonetti, Frank J.
This paper describes and outlines a college level, energy geography course which uses a group review process approach. The goal of the course is to bring together students from across the university with a strong interest in energy problems to pursue areas of individual concern subject to peer review. The group review process fosters communication among the class, helps to improve student writing skills, and permits students to draw upon their own areas of expertise in evaluating a proposal or paper written by a student from another discipline. The first month of the course involves students in a fair amount of reading to familiarize them with energy problems, technologies, and issues. The second half of the course is structured around the development of the research papers or projects. Students, working individually or on a joint project, are required to submit a research proposal/prospectus or a preliminary paper. The class is then divided into groups of five students each. Each of the students in a group is given copies of the group members' research proposals or papers to read, review, and critique. This should take about one week. At the end of that time students come back together, go into their respective groups, and evaluate each paper in turn. After each student's proposal or paper is evaluated, the student collects written comments from each student and uses these as a guide in revising the work. Students also have periodic meetings with the instructor who provides additional input into the development of the research project. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A