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Action Learning in Social Studies


by George Mehaffy, Virginia Rogers Atwood & Murry R. Nelson 1981

In the social studies it is both possible and necessary to demonstrate the relationship between what is learned in class and life itself. Courses in history, geography, and government can be linked to ongoing events. If the social studies is to fulfill its mission in citizenship education, it is imperative that teachers seek connections between classroom instruction and the tasks and responsibilities of citizenship. "Action learning" provides a means for making those connections


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 80, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 6, 1981, p. 190-202
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19176, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 3:57:16 AM

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  • George Mehaffy
    San Diego State University
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    GEORGE MEHAFFY is the Director of the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University.
  • Virginia Atwood
    University of Kentucky
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    VIRGINIA ATWOOD is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky.
  • Murry Nelson
    Pennsylvania State University
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    MURRY NELSON is an Assistant Professor of Education at Pennsylvania State University.
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