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ERIC Number: ED237176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-21
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Class Guests...An Added Dimension.
Husmann, Ann
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n30 Oct 21, 1983
Inviting carefully selected guests into the classroom can help students recognize the blending of theory and practice and involve students more intimately in the learning process. For example, a first-person account by a mother of a handicapped child might have a greater impact on the listener than books, films, or lectures. Effective presentations, however, require advance planning. Students are given a time-line at the beginning of the semester on which they may sign up if they choose to invite a guest. An outline enumerating class and guest responsibilities, a conference with the instructor, and a written outline for the guest must be completed before the invitation is finalized. Students complete the project with a summary, personal evaluation of the presentation, thank-you note, and final discussion. Instructor-invited guests are usually experts at what they are asked to talk about, e.g., an insurance agent or a member of La Leche League. Often, guests can provide a link to the job market and can give particulars useful to students. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A