ERIC Number: ED266241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
Practice What You Preach: Using Critical Incidents to Involve Participants.
Lagravier, Sharon H.; Beatty, Paulette T.
The critical incidents method is an instructional method that is particularly suited for use with adult learners. The method involves the following sequence of activities: brief introduction to the subject under consideration, short explanation of the critical incident technique, presentation of the critical incident and directions, group work and reporting, synthesis, distribution of materials and closure, and evaluation. The strength of the method is that, drawing upon recognized principles of adult education, it actively involves participants by capitalizing upon their experience, thereby making possible the application of new insights and behaviors to a relevant practice setting and ensuring relevancy to the learners' situations. (This report includes criteria for using the critical incidents method effectively, guidelines for facilitators before, during, and after the event, a sample group activity that incorporates the method, and a sample set of evaluation questions. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Milwaukee, WI, November 6-10, 1985).