ERIC Number: ED248765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
K-12 Teaching Methods for the University Classroom.
Beardsley, Donna A.
Using elementary and secondary school teaching methods in the college classroom is proposed, and examples of class activities are described. Incorporating elementary or junior high style in-class activity that nevertheless uses and is geared to college-level material, can be successful in making a dull course interesting. Although the classroom procedures were developed for a history and philosophy of education course, the approach can be used in any college or university classroom situation. With a reading assignment as part of the overall plan, the class sessions are devoted to problem areas and points of interest that are identified by both the teacher and students. The reading assignments are reinforced through student participation in an activity. Seven class activities are briefly described. For example, one of the activities, "symbolic images," involves students making pictures to symbolize the meaning the reading assignment had for them. Discussion follows as students show their pictures. Samples of positive students comments about this teaching approach are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A