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Learning to Live - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080125367, 9781483137988

Learning to Live

1st Edition

A Description and Discussion of an Inductive Approach to Training

Author: David Manship
Editor: E. R. Staniford
eBook ISBN: 9781483137988
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 98
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Learning to Live: A Description and Discussion of an Inductive Approach to Training describes the general approach to training young people. This book discusses the difficulties encountered by those who have responsibility for training in youth service, with emphasis on the communication of Christian faith. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the inductive approach to training whereby one starts from experience and observation as in the scientific approach. This text then describes the process of inductive training, which starts from the experience of those being trained wherein the experience is identified, shared, examined, and tested against the experience of others. Other chapters examine the various stages in training, including becoming a group member, choosing an agenda, opening up the question, highlighting the problem, and evaluating the conclusions. This book is intended to be suitable for readers who find themselves responsible for the training of young people.

Table of Contents


1 Training — For What?

2 What is Inductive Training?

3 The General Approach

Working from Experience

Preparing for Flexibility

The Trainer's Temperament

The Pressure of the Syllabus

Identifying the Factors

4 The Five Stages in Training

(a) Becoming a Group Member

(b) Choosing an Agenda

(c) Opening up the Question

(d) "Personalizing" and "Highlighting" the Problem

(e) Evaluating and Summarizing the Conclusions

5 Servicing Functions and Aids


The Spiral

The Dominant Member

The Silent Member


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Table 1

6 Training in the Parish

7 Some Basic Objections

8 Experts and Amateurs

9 In Pursuit of Truth

(a) Subjectivism

(b) "Why Don't You Give Me the Answer?"

(c) The Trainer's Role

10 Three More Objections

(a) "The Inarticulate"

(b) Needs and Wants

(c) Determinism

11 Some Principles of Education

(a) Action Springs from Felt Need

(b) Learning by Doing is Better than Learning by Rote

(c) Decision—making is an Important Part of Learning

(d) All Effective Training is in the Last Resort Self-training

(e) Self-awareness Produces Changes in Attitude and Approach

(f) Communication Must Be "Two-way" if People are to Meet

(g) Good Relationships Help Communication

(h) People Know More than They Think They Know

12 What about the Gospel?



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About the Author

David Manship

About the Editor

E. R. Staniford

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