6.0527 Query: Humanities Teaching (1/26)

Wed, 17 Feb 1993 15:36:51 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0527. Wednesday, 17 Feb 1993.

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 93 11:03:25 EST
From: Charles L. Creegan <ccreegan@uncecs.edu>
Subject: Humanities labs

The following query was originally posted to some usenet groups. It is
reposted here with permission of the original author, who is not a
HUMANIST subscriber.

> In college teaching, as we move toward more active-learning,
> student-centered approaches, the question arises: How can we facilitate
> students' *doing* rather than only *hearing about* subjects. For years,
> the sciences have had hands-on labs so that students might, for example, do
> chemistry in addition to just hearing about it in lecture.
> What would a hands-on active-learning laboratory in the humanities look
> like? Some examples are apparent, e.g., language labs, logic recitations.
> How might labs in philosophy, theology, history, etc. be organized so as to
> give students experiences in constructing the knowledge base of these
> disciplines, rather than just learning about them in a passive fashion?
> Any and all suggestions are welcome.
> ____________________
> littlefi@augsburg.edu
> V. M. Littlefield, Ph.D.
> Psychology Department
> Augsburg College
> 731 21st Avenue South
> Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 U.S.A.
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