The Blended Curriculum

Tolar, M. B.
April 1935
Journal of Higher Education;Apr1935, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p185
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the introduction of a blended curriculum at Fenn College, Cleveland, Ohio. It combines economics, history, fine arts, English and sociology in the study of one contemporary problem and is on trial. It is a combination of courses introducing the freshman to social problems. The schedule of a student in the blended curriculum is divided into a succession of different activities. Students have gone in search of some first-hand information on the blended problem in almost all the parts of the city. Themes have been assigned on topics dealing with the hospitals, settlement houses, and the variety of agencies depending upon the Community Fund, which will show their usefulness to the city and its people. Not only have students visited and observed much outside of the college, but also they have acted. General criticisms of the curriculum from the students refers to the lack of direction at the beginning of the course and to an inflexible schedule. Generally the students like the departure into a study of present-day life.


Related Articles

  • Exemplary Content, Curricula, and Criteria for Assessment in Art Education. Carpenter II, B. Stephen // Art Education;Nov2006, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p4 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue. A report by Karen Popovich offers a visual arts curriculum based on 10 years of designing curriculum and assessment tools. James Haywood Rolling, Jr. writes about how some 4th grade students responded to a contemporary...

  • How American Is Your ACTIVITY PROGRAM? Vredevoe, Lawrence E. // Educational Leadership;Nov1954, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p99 

    This article reports that student activity programs should be so designed that they will give young people firsthand experience in developing the concepts, skills, and the "enthusiasm for democratic living." The real implementation of the school's philosophy, social and educational, was to be...

  • IMPROVING GROUP WORK: VOICES OF STUDENTS. Payne, Brian K.; Monk-Turner, Elizabeth; Smith, Donald; Sumter, Melvina // Education;Spring2006, Vol. 126 Issue 3, p441 

    Group work is increasingly being used in a variety of college courses. A number of strengths have driven the increase in the use of this form of collaborative learning. Still, a number of problems potentially limit the use of group projects. In this study, we report on research in which we...

  • Teaching Mathematics in Honduras. Hooley, Don // Ohio Journal of School Mathematics;Autumn2005, Issue 52, p18 

    The article presents the author's experience of teaching mathematics in bilingual schools in Honduras. Many of these schools are independently-owned, secular institutions. Some maintain direct relationships with mission organizations, evangelical churches in Honduras and North America, or the...

  • DEAN JUNIOR. Tirrell, Kerri-Ann // 21st Century;Dec92, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p16 

    The article focuses on the Dean Junior College. It a states that the college offers a variety of majors to choose and it has a strong academic support program for students who need a little extra help with their work. Also, the college offers competitive sports and it encourages students to get...

  • FISHER COLLEGE. Woodward, Dawn // 21st Century;Jun92, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p22 

    The article focuses on the Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1903 and it offers 11 majors including Accounting, Business Administration, and Early Childhood Education. It states that the college has a job placement rate of 98 percent and offers a lifetime service. It...

  • Objectives and Activities in the Extra-Curricular Field Which Illustrate the Seven Cardinal Principles of Education. Lee, M. Barbara // Education;Jun1929, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p583 

    The article presents a suggestion of how a well-organized extracurricular program might contribute to the principles most commonly recognized as the fundamental objectives of curricular work in the United States. These include good health habits in daily life, command of fundamental processes,...

  • What the Schools are Doing in Providing Learning Activities. Wagner, Guy // Education;Jan1959, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p319 

    The article deals with the variety of activities suggested in curriculum guides. These activities are thought of as resource ideas from which the teacher may choose in helping children in learning about the problem at hand. They are to be selected according to their usefulness in contributing to...

  • Telling Tales in Two Cities: How Historical Undergraduate Research Can Inform Urban Policy and Dismiss Urban Legends. Vaught, Seneca // Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly;Summer2009, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p28 

    The article explores the ways that students in civil rights course and historical methods course, have worked collaboratively in order to inform lawmakers in New York about the historical causes and effects of urban poverty in Niagara Falls. Being outlined is the process of developing student...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics