ERIC Number: ED308137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Teachable Moments. All 18 Issues from 1988.
Drum, Jan; Otero, George
"Teachable Moments" are teaching aids about global perspectives in education. Number 1 describes an activity that lets students feel what it is like to be a refugee. Number 2 involves discussion of why people are hungry, rich, or poor. Number 3 helps students learn to deal with experts' opinions on global problems. Number 4 uses students' natural interest to hone their research and measurement skills. Number 5 explores ways to encourage and reward excellence without competition. Number 6 allows students to explore global problems using symptomatic, structural, and conceptual approaches. Number 7 deals with conflict resolution skills. Number 8 addresses students' perceptions of what they need to learn. Number 9 presents two activities that help people see both their views and the world views of others. Number 10 deals with world hunger, listing several sources of information. Number 11 uses the Olympic Games to highlight the students' vision of how the world should be. Number 12 seeks to inform students about the world by presenting them with facts that contradict commonly held views. Number 13 details an activity that focuses on getting opposing discussion groups to agree on some common ground. Number 14 describes how youthful insights can be useful in discussion and problem solving. Number 15 is a map activity that focuses on differing perspectives and their consequences. Number 16 uses a scavenger hunt to document connections between communities and the surrounding world. Number 17 explores world views expressed by bumper stickers. Number 18 discusses the importance of listening in any learning process. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Map Skills, Perspective Taking, Teaching Methods, World Affairs, World Problems, World Views
Publications Coordinator, Stanley Foundation, 420 East Third Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 (18 issues, $5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.; Las Palomas de Taos, NM.