ERIC Number: ED261744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community and Technical Colleges, Volume IV.
Carpenter, Don A., Ed.
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community and Technical Colleges, v4 Sep 1985
This issue of "Focus" includes seven essays addressing various concerns related to community college curriculum, instruction, and instructors. "Money, and the Good of Humanities," by Dr. Demont H. Howell, explores the utility of humanities education in preparing students for coping with the present and the future. "Teaching High Level Thinking in Lower Division Humanities Classes," by Ace G. Pilkington, outlines a series of instructional techniques that challenge students to think logically and creatively. "Generalize That Vocation," by Elaine Englehardt, underscores the importance of both a general education and a specialized vocation, exploring the potential for closer links between the two. "Another View of Western Civilization: Rethinking Values from an American Perspective," by Dr. Michael Petersen, challenges the "traditional perspective" on western history through American values, proposing that Western Civilization be viewed as an interaction of different cultures. "Computer-Assisted Writing: Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?" by Deanne W. Thomas, provides a personal analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of using computers for writing instruction. "Stress and Burnout: Coping Skills for the College Professor," by Larry R. Christensen, discusses various types of stress and methods for dealing with them. Finally, "Enhancing Learning by Promoting Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance," by Dr. Sharon Staples, examines the role of the educator in building a student's self-esteem and the role of self-esteem and self-acceptance in the educational process. (EJV)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Critical Thinking, General Education, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Learning Processes, Liberal Arts, Self Esteem, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Western Civilization
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Higher Education, Salt Lake City.