ERIC Number: ED473180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
GED as Project: Pathways to Passing the GED. Volume 1: Introduction.
James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA. Workforce Improvement Network.
This guide describes development of the problem-based approach of GED as project. It is Volume 1 of a proposed four-volume series. Section 1 describes the concept of GED as project, thinking and problem solving, successful intelligence, and integration of content and skills. Section 2 covers GED as project implementation using learning projects and inquiry activities. It explains how the learning project focuses on a larger issue requiring multiple inquiry activities to achieve. Five phases of the inquiry process, a template to develop inquiry activities, are presented: identifying the problem; becoming familiar with the problem; planning, assigning, and performing tasks; sharing with others; and reflecting, extending, evaluating. Section 3, on teaching through facilitation, discusses facilitated learning as active learning, characteristics of effective facilitators, and facilitative style. Section 4 covers these assessment topics: a definition, methods, intake assessment, and disabilities. Section 5 lists tips to manage the GED as project classroom. Sections 6 and 7 provide sample inquiry activities for two learning projects: "The GED and You" and "The GED and You Revisited." Each inquiry activity follows the template described in Section 2. The inquiry activity instructions are in an instructor guide format; learner's instructions are in italics. The learners' version includes spaces for writing notes and answers. Appendixes include a list of 33 print, web, and video resources for use with GED 2002; sample individual action plans; and list of 11 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Discovery Learning, High School Equivalency Programs, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://web.jmu.edu/gedproject/print_grid_1.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA. Workforce Improvement Network.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests