ERIC Number: ED358795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Thirty-Five Lesson Formats. A Sourcebook of Instructional Alternatives.
This book offers 35 lesson formats for use in secondary or higher education settings and appropriate as alternatives to the usual "lecture-presentation." The formats draw on principles of collaborative and cooperative learning and concepts of group interaction and information processing. Most lessons require substantial student-to-student interactions. The formats are intended for use with average to above-average students who have a degree of self-directedness. Some of the formats can be implemented in a regular class period or two, others may require a few days to several weeks to complete. In addition the formats do not require expensive materials, place much of the responsibility for learning on the students, and require little preparation of materials in advance. The formats are grouped according to four basic areas: (1) formats to enhance problem-solving and negotiation skills; (2) formats to enhance planning, analysis, and communication skills; (3) formats to enhance cognition and managerial skills; and (4) formats to enhance integration and cooperative learning skills. The items are cross-referenced by learning focus, materials, single session, or multi-session required for implementation. (Contains 41 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Higher Education, Lesson Plans, Nontraditional Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Educational Technology Publications, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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