ERIC Number: ED248647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Framework for Foundations.
Areson, Ann H.; DeCaro, James J.
The paper is part of a collection of papers commissioned by Foundations, a development project that focused on the career development needs of deaf college students. The background of the Foundations project at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is reviewed, including NTID admissions criteria and consent considerations. It is suggested that Foundations experiences should address four major processes to better prepare students to select and enter majors: decision making, reflection on the past and projection into the future (and applying this process to understanding current experience), effective studying and demonstration of a given level of competency in skill and knowledge areas, and ability to cope with conflicts inherent in the transition from the pre-college to the college environment. Further, it is suggested that Foundations experiences be designed to incorporate the following features: a learner-centered curriculum, maintaining a degree of content and instructor orientation; a high degree of interaction with faculty and peers; a set of rigorous institutional expectations, explicity stated; a curriculum and support system planned to optimize a student's experiencing success provided that expectations are fulfilled; and efforts to enhance cognitive, affective and psychomotor development that begin at the concrete experiential level and move toward abstraction and generalization. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Areson, Ann H., Ed. and DeCaro, James J., Ed. Teaching, Learning and Development: Volume I. See EC 170 424.