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ERIC Number: ED225667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Unit Approach in the Early Childhood Classroom.
Cannella, Gaile S.
The combination of goals, concepts, generalizations, objectives, skills, attitudes, activities, teaching methods, and evaluation procedures into a long-term plan for dealing with a specific topic has generally been called a "unit plan." The child-centered approach to developing such a unit plan contains four stages; these are to (1) determine the needs of individual children, (2) construct broad objectives that would appear to meet the child's needs, (3) decide upon a topic that would appropriately incorporate the objectives, and (4) plan activities to meet the objectives. Three types of units are resource, teaching, and experience units. A resource unit is designed to serve as a reference for teachers who wish to cover a definite topic. A teaching unit, most often used in combination with a resource unit to allow for pupil planning and alternative activities, consists of lesson plans with specifications for objectives, materials, procedures, and evaluation methods. The experience unit differs from the other two in that no detailed preplanning is done. (Concluding sections of the document provide guidelines for developing both a unit plan and a lesson plan.) (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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