ERIC Number: ED272443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Methodologies for Population Education: Inquiry/Discovery Approach, Values Clarification.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Divided into two sections, this booklet demonstrates how the discovery/inquiry approach and values clarification can be used to teach population education. Each part presents a theoretical discussion of a teaching method including its definition, its relevance to population education, some outstanding characteristics that make it suitable for teaching population education, plus what research studies have discovered about its effectiveness. The actual procedure for applying the methodology is given in a step-by-step manner, including guidelines for teachers and implications for classroom teaching. A number of sample lessons are included. Part 1, the discovery/inquiry-oriented approach deals with determinants of family size; consequences of rapid population growth for community health; effects on socio-economic development; effects of family size, parity, and spacing on the health of the mother and the family; and effects of population growth on food production. Part 2, values clarification, consists of 10 sample lessons and uses a variety of strategies concerning family size, and values regarding pros and cons of population control. Learning strategies described in the program expect students to approach problems with an open mind, to study evidence clearly, and to make judgements based on their own activities. (AG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.