TITLE

Planning in the Core Class

AUTHOR(S)
Berger, Donald
PUB. DATE
January 1951
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Jan1951, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p208
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the role played by a planning committee in implementing a core concept in the class. An analysis of efforts to initiate cooperative processes reveals that the use of certain specific techniques is becoming rather widespread. One such technique is the "planning" or "steering" committee whose function it is to work with the teacher in planning class activities. A condition encouraging the use of this committee technique may be the limited block of time allotted to most courses in a typical upper-school schedule. Many teachers would prefer to use "full-group" planning procedures in applying the complete process of cooperative learning: stating purposes, evolving procedures for attainment of goals and evaluating results. "Full-group" planning is essential in the initial stages of stating objectives, evolving criteria for selection of experiences, defining and clarifying problems, and deciding upon methods which the class will use for group organization and evaluation. Arriving at these decisions through group discussion consumes much time, as those experienced in working cooperatively with groups can testify. Values are obvious to those who have had successful experiences with democratic processes in the classroom.
ACCESSION #
19017930

 

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