ERIC Number: ED248736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Synergogy: A New Strategy for Education, Training, and Development.
Mouton, Jane Srygley; Blake, Robert R.
The premises, methodologies, and applications of synergogy, a new approach to education and training, are discussed. The synergogic approach allows members of small teams to learn from one another through structured interactions. After examining education within the context of human relationships, consideration is given to the way that the authority-obedience model of teaching may impede student learning. Four basic learning designs--structures within which learners teach one another--are examined, along with steps in implementing the designs. Case examples illustrate various applications, including industrial and commercial settings in which the subject is safety education, along with academic applications. Attention is directed to how synergogy can be used to teach factual knowledge, enhance attitudes, and develop skills. The role of the learning administrator (i.e., the person who manages learning situations using synergogic designs) is considered, and synergogy's implications for the future of education, training, and development are addressed. Included are transcripts of interviews with professional users who have applied the designs in business and academic settings. Sample instructional materials, tests, and charts are provided. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Instruction, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Inservice Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Knowledge Level, Learning Experience, Safety Education, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Role, Teamwork, Training
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
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