ERIC Number: ED215961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Omniology: The Study of Everything. A Guide for Personal Growth and Lifestyling and a Compendium of Procedures, Activities, Ideas, and References, for Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Therapists, Prefects, Demonstrators, and Kids.
Dell, Laura L.
The purpose of this guidebook is to assist individuals to create a personalized, streamlined lifestyle through self-study. The material can be used either as a self-instructional manual or as an instructor's guide. The term omniology, coined to describe on-going, general lifetime learning by those who have "dreams in life and pursue those dreams," is defined along with other terms used in this manual. Ten two-week cycles of instruction and six activity topics are introduced as the core of the omniology course: (1) goals; (2) records; (3) possessions; (4) chores; (5) attitudes; (6) education/career; (7) "weird people" (people with diverse backgrounds); (8) recreation; (9) mind peers; (10) growth; (11) imagination; (12) competence; (13) sharing; (14) experiences; (15) discussion; and (16) evaluation. For each cycle, the student is expected to compile, in a notebook, responses to suggested activities and tasks. These activities involve self care skills, community participation, acceptance of others, and exploring feelings and beliefs about self and others. Suggestions for course organization are given for individual as well as for group instruction. Supplementary materials include further activities, explanatory notes to administrators about the course and to the course instructor about the course philosophy, and a section on student evaluation. (FG)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Community Study, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Life Style, Lifelong Learning, Programed Instructional Materials, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Values Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
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