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Junior Department Organization and Administration

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Pages: 28

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: General Books LLC (1 Feb. 2012)

By: Ida M. Koontz (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X EXTENSION ORGANIZATION AND THROUGH-THE-WEEK ACTIVITIES 'Self-expression is at once the motive and the method of all culture,'--Littlefield, Handwork in the Sunday School. Whatever phases of the religious life we emphasize in our department program and in our class instruction it is very necessary that we remember that the universal method of learning is through physical and mental activity. Even as late as the junior grades learning should be closely associated with physical activity within a very short time after the truth to be learned is presented. If the superintendent and teachers of the Junior Department are willing to study the 'project method' of teaching until they have at least partially mastered it, they will have found the true way of teaching boys and girls. The Creation stories, the Patriarchal stories, the Conquest stories, the Kingdom stories, Saint Paul's Missionary Journeys, in fact, any portion of Bible material appropriate for juniors is suggestive of a project or enterprise, that may be worked out by a class or grade of juniors, each of which will give an opportunity of collecting, organizing and mastering knowledge relative to the Christian life for the junior and furnish a field for physical and social activities as broad as the junior will need. The immediate purpose of all our teaching is that the pupil may learn how to behave in every relationship and the immediate purpose of all directed activity is that the pupil may have practice in right behavior. The Project method provides for all this. It is the leader's duty, while directing activities, to help the boys and girls feel they are living a life, not practicing to live later on. That is--the act itself must be the proper act at that time and in that relationship that...

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