ERIC Number: ED243736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
A Conceptualization of Educational Theory Relevant to a Community-Based Global Education Approach.
Kobus, Doni Kwolek
The community-based approach to global education has the greatest potential for involving students in experiential learning that will involve the total nature of the child--cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. This approach also has the greatest potential to help students achieve the educational objectives based on the Tyler-Taba rationale of the ecological relationship between the learner, society, and subject matter. Using the community as a source of educational objectives was recommended by several major educational reports in the 1970's, based on the theory of meaningful learning. Key assumptions derived from these reports include the following. The curriculum should be activity-oriented and teach concepts generic to the field. Basic concepts can be operationalized as process concepts, e.g., "cooperating" in cooperative learning strategies, "perspective-taking" through the use of cooperative classroom goal structures. Concepts can be analyzed to determine the characteristics at the four successive levels of concept learning according to Klausmeier's model. These characteristics can then be matched to curricular activities to develop a teaching/learning hierarchical model. (RM)
Descriptors: Community Study, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Ecological Factors, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Global Approach, Learning Theories, Models, Relevance (Education), Research Utilization
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Working Conference on Using the Local Community in Global Education (Columbus, OH, May 1983).