ERIC Number: ED223456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Collection of Ideas and Materials for Vocational Trainers. Water Quality Instructional Resources Information System. Monograph Series: Improving Instruction.
Coon, Herbert L.
A great variety and amount of teaching materials and methods related to water quality and other Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerns have been developed. Program developers/trainers responsible for instructional programs will find in ERIC and the Instructional Resources Information System (IRIS) enough material to organize dozens of short courses and/or hundreds of instructional hours. The problem is not lack of material but rather selecting and/or developing material that is most useful in a specific situation, achieves certain objectives, honors the needs and concerns of adult learners, and permits instructors to use materials/methods which capitalize on their teaching strengths. Cited in this document are ideas, materials, and methods that may be useful to persons involved in designing instructional programs for water quality or other EPA concerns. The first section provides characteristics of adult learners with related teaching implications. The second section focuses on teachers of adults. The third section (the major part of the document) focuses on various aspects of instructional planning and teaching, including sample lessons found in the ERIC and IRIS literature. Reference materials (with abstract and availability) are provided in the fifth section. EPA Instructional Resources Center (IRC) activities are described in the final section. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Programs.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH. Information Reference Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.
Note: For related documents see ED 191 728, ED 205 368, and ED 215 900.