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University of Northern Iowa -- Education course;


Elementary School Methods and Materials is a course which represents a major part of the professional semester and occupies a strategic position in the sequence of the elementary education major at the University of Northern Iowa. Those who plan course content make every effort to coordinate the theoretical aspects of the teaching process with practical classroom application. Though there has been a great deal of freedom for students to choose projects which meet their particular needs, interests, and personalities, it is considered that there exists a common core of knowledges and understandings which contribute background for the teaching task. By making choices for projects and activities from the required experiences it has been expected that the student is helped to develop himself personally, academically, and professionally.

To determine which experiences are significant and should be included in the common course requirements, many factors are considered. One source of information has been from informal interviews with students who have completed both the professional semester and the supervised teaching experience.

The present survey was intended. to contribute an organized appraisal by students of the content of the course, Elementary School Methods and Materials, to be used by the staff as new directions a.re considered.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Esther M. Hult


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