ERIC Number: ED406245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Developing and Implementing a Model for Improving Global Awareness in the Secondary School with Collaborative Learning Groups through the Aid of a Multimedia Approach.
This practicum aimed to improve global awareness among middle school students. One specific goal was to increase the students' concept of the world and their global perspective. A second goal was to increase the students' geographic knowledge, enabling them to locate sites of current world events and affairs on a map or globe. Students were taught the geographic locational skills needed for learning the global issues and their localities in the world. The students synthesized facts about global interdependence. They wrote essays and reports derived from library research. Each student kept a current events notebook throughout the implementation of the practicum process. They were provided with 32 weeks of lessons, activities, and projects divided into 3 phases. Outcomes from this practicum experience were very positive. All six of the practicum's objectives were achieved and surpassed. The students gained knowledge of global interdependence. Their geographic skills improved. Finally, the students gained an interest in worldwide current events and affairs. The global awareness survey instrument and the geographic locational skills test are appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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