ERIC Number: ED371825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development Associate Credential Facilitators' Guide to Active Learning Techniques. Revised Edition.
Catalani, J. Christine
This Child Development Associate (CDA) instructor's guide was developed to be used with CDA Credentials training programs in Texas community colleges. The "active learning" activities in the manual are organized according to the CDA 13 functional areas namely, safe, healthy, learning environment, physical, cognitive, communication, creative, self, social, guidance, families, program management, and professionalism. These areas can be used in designated child development courses for CDA students or in separate CDA classes. Information for each learning activity includes topic, objective, name of activity, suggested materials, procedure, comments, suggested length of time, learning styles and source. Although each activity is designed for a particular topic, most of the techniques or procedures described could be altered to fit other topics. Sample lesson plans using the activities are given for a 3-hour class, although activities can be used for shorter classes. Lesson plans include an opening activity, main activities, and feedback activity for both large and small groups. Each activity section concludes with a list of additional resources. An annotated list of 39 print and video resources is included at the end of the manual. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Community Colleges and Technical Institutes Div.
Authoring Institution: San Antonio Coll., TX.