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ERIC Number: ED411064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-23
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Connecting Effective Instruction and Technology. Intel-elebration: Safari.
Burton, Larry D.; Prest, Sharon
Intel-ebration is an attempt to integrate the following research-based instructional frameworks and strategies: (1) dimensions of learning; (2) multiple intelligences; (3) thematic instruction; (4) cooperative learning; (5) project-based learning; and (6) instructional technology. This paper presents a thematic unit on safari, using the Intel-ebration framework. Each instructional strategy is described in a series of "One-Minute Overviews," including its theoretical and philosophical foundations, followed by a discussion of how each of these strategies is addressed in the Intel-ebration instructional technique. The first strategy discussed is "dmensions of learning," a framework for planning and implementing instruction that goes beyond factual learning. Intel-ebration addresses the five dimensions of learning: positive attitudes about learning, acquiring and integrating knowledge, extending and refining knowledge, making meaningful use of knowledge, and productive habits of mind. Next, Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences is defined and the multiple intelligences are listed, including their educational use. Thematic instruction is defined as study across subject areas; examples of content Intel-ebration themes are presented. Cooperative learning is defined as including a variety of instructional techniques that promote interdependence in the classroom, and the Intel-ebration applications to the five attributes are addressed. Project-based learning, the final strategy discussed in the paper, is described as student-originated and student-executed. Included in the packet are learning activities entitled "Fauna of East Africa,""Fauna of East Africa 2," and suggested criteria for evaluation of student and group projects. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa