BASIC ECONOMIC EDUCATION: COURSE DEVELOPMENT AND SEQUENCING

Traditionally, extension programs have focused on relatively short (one hour to one day) programs that provide participants with an "overview" of the topic being presented. Some have characterized these types of programs as "dog and pony shows" that have much flare, but leave participants with little real substance that will influence the manner in which they make economic decisions. An alternative approach has been the course or workshop approach that attempts to provide a more in-depth discussion of the topic under consideration. The general belief has been that this approach is much more difficult to sell to potential extension clientele, but one that does provide for a more realistic educational experience that can change the way people make decisions. The purpose of this paper is to outline both advantages and disadvantages of the course approach to extension programs. The paper will also address some of the achninistrative issues associated with offering extension courses. Finally, the paper will conclude with a review of sequencing issues, i.e., do extension programs build upon each other, or are they simply a smorgasboard of topics?


Issue Date:
May 07 1985
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
16
Note:
From the 1985 North Central Region Farm Management Extension Workshop "FARM MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A NEW AGE"




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