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ERIC Number: ED259064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 19
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Guided Design as a Women's Studies Method.
Trobian, Helen R.
Guided Design has great potential as a teaching/learning method for Women's Studies courses. The Guided Design process is organized around the learner's efforts to come up with solutions to a series of carefully designed, open-ended problems. The problems are selected by the teacher according to the skills and subject matter to be learned. The teacher also prepares written instruction-feedback material intended to guide the students, working in small groups, through a sequence of decision-making steps to a model solution. As a technique for teaching Women's Studies, Guided Design builds self-esteem, requires specific participation in a creative learning environment with a flexible structure, encourages critical thinking based on interdisciplinary research conducive to solving open-ended problems, provides nonauthoritarian instruction, and develops skills in the areas of communication and leadership. It integrates the teaching of subject matter with the development of decision-making skills applied to real life situations. (This paper includes the table of contents from a handbook developed for a Guided Design course on Sex Equality and Religion, and lists both the decision-making steps to be followed and the course objectives.) (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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