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ERIC Number: ED234653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 323
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Techniques for the Languages of the Disciplines. An Instructional Manual.
Sartain, Harry W.; And Others
An instructional manual for reference use in college and university teaching is presented, based on a 2-year study of the specific difficulties that students have in receptive communication (listening and reading) in introductory courses. Although the investigation focused primarily on the disciplines of psychology, physics, and philosophy, many of the instructional techniques are applicable in other disciplines. Seven types of difficulties in reading and listening were hypothesized for students in introductory courses, and a model for investigating students' problems was followed. Receptive language problems of introductory psychology, physics, and philosophy students included: technical and general vocabulary, explanations of key principles, metaphors, specialized language style factors, and complex sentence structures. For each of the three disciplines, examples of difficulties in these areas are provided. In addition, for each discipline, 20-24 instructional techniques are discussed in terms of purpose, learning principle, time required for use, preparation, and teaching suggestions, and illustrations are included. Suggestions for use in other disciplines, a bibliography, information on receptive language problems in English general writing, and a language difficulty data form are also included. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.