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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., August 11, 1974 Project Goal-- Learning How We Learn Camp Good Health Judy Daubenmier Although the process of in- quiry how think and learn is a basic part of edu- cation, ihe nature of the lous and esoteric, almost mys- terious. About 3-10 teachers in the Cedar Rapids Community sciiuui district will be partici- pating this year in a study of inquiry Project Basic In- quiry. Included are liis entire staffs of all six junior high schools and fifth and sixth grade teachers from Arthur, Pierce, Grant Wood, Cleve- land, Hayes, and Hoover ele- mentary schools. The project, funded by in federal money, is believed to be only (Jie second one of its kind financed by the federal government. The other is aimed at primary grades in Florida. Project director on a part- time basis is Charles IJngren, project coordinator is Sheila Billington, and inquiry spe- cialists are Al Ruffalo, Donna Schreiber, and Mary Studt. According to Lingren, the components of Project Basic Inquiry are inquiry skills, the nature of the pre and early adolescent, and the learning environment. All three are inter-related, Mrs. Billington said. Beginnings of the project can be traced partially to a junior high study committee which began work during the summer of 1972, and ultimate- ly resulted in task groups dealing with ;a minimum jun- ior high program, the nature of the junior high student, and alternative learning environ- ments. "The thrust across the country has been to find a vehicle which crosses subject matter Lingren said. "There's no way teachers can help students learn all the facts and dates. Many of the careers these students will pursue do not even exist mm. .Much of the knowledge has not even been Mrs. Hillinglon said. can help students assimilate a process for dealing situations and knowledge." The project is meant to be inter-disciplinary, L i n g r c n emphasized. It had to be limit- ed to students in grades five through nine because of the funds available. Workshops for teachers will eicouraije them to study in- quiry skills. "You can'! inqui- ry without certain kinds of skills." Lingren said. "You have to think critically, ask questions which help you in- quiry, comprehend, and un- derstand." About 60 percent of the questions asfced in '.lie classroom are who, what, and where questions which re- quire only memory recall, Mrs. Billington said. Lingren outlined a higher level thinking process that in- cludes gathering facts, group- ing the facts, examining the relationships among them, making a judgment about them, and then evaluating the generalization made. "If we can help the students make this process a part of them, then they can deal with any facts, and hopefully deal with Mrs. Billington said. Also examined will be the social, physical, and cognitive growth and development of the students. Mrs. Studt cited some char- acteristics of students in the age group being studied. They are concerned .about being popular, stimulated by mass media, spontaneous, bored by routine, resentful of hypocri- sy, concerned about their ap- pearance, self conscious, load- ed with energy, and respon- Judy Daubenmier to learning and Jngivn said, include a consider- learmng styles, the role of the teacher and stu- dent in the classroom, and how to deal with students on s e v e r a 1 different develop- mental levels. Huffalo explained that "de- velopmental levels" refers to cognitive abilities of youngsters at certain age levels. Children ages 7 to 12 can classify and arrange objects, using only a concrete method of dealing with the environ- ment. Youngsters 11 or 12 and older can begin to deal with problems on an abstract level. Mrs. Rillington said ihe staff will work with teachers !o help them take what they have learned about the inqui- ry process, the nature of the students, and the learning en- vironment, and then create classroom applications. A resource strategies bank will be developed to give teachers ideas of new tech- niques to use. The emphasis is on the teaching strategy, not on content. Mrs. Schreiber cited an ex- ample ai ii strategy which cotiid be ir.cludal in the bank. "1 showed 10 slides pictur- ing the stereotyped image of Siberia, bur didn't tell the stu- dents they were slides of Si- beria, 'they gues.sed that it I showed It) more slide.s 01 Siberia which were atypical Siberia. The students judged the country t" be in northern Kurope. From there we went on to a discussion of how we stereotype, the types of M r s Srhreiber said. The workshops at which such ideas are developed and tried will he repeated in fu- ture years. Input from teach- ers regarding which areas they want to pursue will also be depended on. "Inquiry can be adapted to fit any subject matter. It can function in most any kind of classroom an open class- room, team situation or tra- ditional Lingren said. Staff members will visit classrooms, help teachers an- alyze classroom techniques used, and interview students. A workshop for returning teachers is planned Aug. 20-22. featuring three nationally- known experts on each of the components of Project Basic Inquiry. Dr. Joseph Bondi, will speak on learning styles and environments and Dr. David Elkind on cognitive dev- elopmental stages of the ado- lescent. Dr. John H. Lounsbury will speak on the search for iden- tity, personality variables. All three educators will present a panel discussion and answer questions at p.m. Aug. 21 at Harding junior high school. That session is open to the public. iously U d i Cedar Kapids 1'oliee- int'ti's r it t ti f t ive In memory of Aunt irom nieces and ne- j phews >ln honor oi my par- ents, Lillian and I.u- i mil on tlu-ir gulden ueddiug un- ersary, Ans. 1'i. from Mary Ann Balance f ro ni Tyler i school minion In memory oi1 Aunt1 Kclehrad from Dor- tilh.v Fauchier iln memory of U o y Jarkman from lllU-it ;ln mt-mory of M e r r i t, Clarence, I from Christine an d Carol Godown In memory of Helen j M. 1'rice i In in e m o r y of Bill Sehamberg'er from Glenn Ravenscroft. n loving1 memory of Jennie from Cliff, Noma, and Tammy j Riley iln lovins .memory of I my husband, Frank- j lin Goodrow, on his I birthday, Auff. 2 JU.OO 25.UO In loviiic nicmory nf Kutli 1.. llaasen, on tier birthday, from IUT f.imilv Linn (irove rreshy- terian Ladies Aid In memory of James S. 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Yeinim In memoiv of I rank a n d Mary .Melichar i from .Mr. ami Mrs. Joseph Hrvill In memory of Frank Melichar, jr.. f r o m Mr. ami Mrs. Joseph Bevill In memory of Frank L. Kind 5.00 In ineinory of Krnest i from Golden Kulc Lodse 4KG 5.00 .Iu nu'iutiry (if I'.thel Shean from Lilwartl A. Ci-rny 5-00 In memory of 1 rank and Hilda ShrjRifk from Mr. and Mis. Joseph Brvill 5.00 lutal 1M74 Budget Vet to be raised the Finest' 15.00 5.00 5.110 5.00 5.00 How Does Your Spending On Car Meef Averages? Automobiles cost American motorists billion in 1973, but most would admit they don't know exactly how much money they spend annually on vehicles. "CoSt of Operating an Auto- mobile" is a publication of the U. S. Department of Transpor- tation which reveals that owner- ship and operating costs in- curred on a standard-sized 1974 car during its anticipated 10- year life will total or 15.89 cents per mile. Published by DOT's Federal Highway administration, the booklet adds that it will cost the owner of a 1974 compact car or 12.88 cents a mile during its 10-year-life, while the owner of a 1974 sub-compact car will pay or 11.15 cents i a mile, during the same 10-year I period. j These figures will not be ac-j curate to the penny since thej tests on which the statistics; were developed were done in Baltimore, and they'd have less I relevancy in California, Texas or other states where driving habits are different. The authors, L. L. Listen and R. E. Sherrer of the FHWA's highway statistics division, point out the federal and slate tax bite on the automobile amounts to but about 9.4 percent of the total costs and that most of this tax goes to support the highways on which the ve- hicle operates. During a standard-sized car's Id-year. IM.OOO-mile life from assembly line to junkyard, the owner will pay 54.032 for some gallons of gasoline. 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