Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1917-1918 Page: 37 of 66
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SESSION OF 1918-'19
once where it properly should be: upon the problem of how children
learn rather than upon how teachers teach. All students in this department
will be required to spend sixty hours in practice teaching
and observation work during the winter and spring terms. The quality
of teaching done and its success in these practice classes will quite
largely determine the recommendations given the graduates, when
applicants for positions.
COURSE A. (f)-Educational Psychology. This course will treat
of those phases of psychology which throw light upon the process of
learning. Texts: Colvin and Bagley, Human Behavior; Magnusson,
Psychology as Applied to Education. Other books used as supplementary
texts: Pillsbury's Essentials of Psychology; Phillips, Elementary
(w)-Rural Education. This course is designed to help the rural
and village teachers meet the daily problems of the class room, and
the problems of the rural community. Considerable attention will b%
given to the question: What is the best type of rural school and
how may it be attained under conditions as they exist in Texas?
Texts: Foght, The Rural Teacher and His Work; Woofter, Teaching
in Rural Schools.
(s)-Special Methods. In this class a study is made of the methods
of instruction in the elementary subjects. The methods of teaching
reading, spelling, arithmetic, physiology, geography, history. writing,
and agriculture are carefully considered. Texts: Kendall and Mirick,
How to Teach the Fundamental Subjects; Bennett, School Efficiency;
Whipple, How to Study Effectively.
The work given under "A" will satisfy the requirements in education
for a first-grade State Teacher's Certificate.
COURSE B.-Rural Education. This course is designed to help
the rural and village teachers meet the daily problems of the class
room. Considerable attention will be given to the question: What is
the best type of rural school and how may it be attained under conditions
as they exist in Texas?
Texts: Foght, The American Rural School; Hart Educational
Resources of Village and Rural Communities. Three hours.
COURSE C.-(f. w.)-The Psychology of Education. This course
deals with those phases of psychology which throw light upon the
problems of applied education in the school, the home, and society
(s)-The Psychology of Childhood. This course deals with the
significance of the development stages; physical growth, instinct,
motor development, language, play, imitation, imagination, etc. Three
D.-History of Education. This course is a study in the History
of Education involving a close survey of the educational systems of
the past. The educational aims and ideals of the different periods are
emphasized and modern educational tendencies are stressed. Thre6
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