Transfer of Files

From: Lynn S. Fichter

Department of Geology and Environmental Science
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807 MSC 6903

William Graves Perry

Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years: A Scheme

To Whomever is Reading This

    Below are links to a series of files exploring the William Perry Scheme of Intellecual and Ethical Development in college students. These are the files I use to summarize the scheme, and introduce it to my classes or other audiences. These are my interpretations of Perry's scheme, and any misunderstandings or omissions between what Perry actually said or meant and my use of his work are my fault. But, if these documens are useful for you, you have permission to use them in a way that works for you (omit slides, add slides, modify slides, etc). I only ask that the source of my slides is acknoweldged.

> Note the power points below are the ones I use for specific courses, and so, in addition to the Perry scheme slides there are additional slides that either apply Perry's scheme or give a different slant on it. For example, a series of slides explore "fundamentalisms" (the Perry reverted 2 position), or apply Shermer's "Why People Believe Weird Things" perspective, or Anitra Lenore Freeman's perspective on fundamentalisms. If you want to extract only the core Perry Scheme slides from each power point I list the slide numbers below.

> Note these slides are heavily animated so unless you are quite familiar with power point animation commands I suggest you not mess with them too much.

Synthesis and summary of the Perry Scheme

Many years ago when I first started using the Perry scheme in classes I first read Perry's book and read a lot of online discussions of the scheme. They are summarized in this document. A good introduction.

The Perry Scheme Power Point - Geology 167

This is the version I used in Geology 167 - History and Philosophy of the Geosciences. So, in addition to the Perry scheme there are other slides that introduce other topics related to the Perry scheme that will be explored later in the class. The specific Perry scheme slides are 12-17, 32, 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, 61. You could strip out all the other slides and have a coherent presentation of the Perry scheme.

This version is from the the 2014-2015 school year.

> Note that the fonts are imbedded in this version, which means it can be edited only if you choose the option on opening to convert it into edible form. The fonts that then show up will be the ones on your computer that most closely match the ones I used. That often messes the spacing and line lengths. You need to replace my fonts with your own fonts that work for you.

The Perry Scheme Power Point - ENVT 200

with fonts not imbedded. This version is for a different course (Environmental Systems Theory) and contains Perry scheme applications to that course's subject matter, but does not have the fonts imbedded so computers other than my own can edit it directly. The slides that deal strictly with the Perry scheme are 3-7, 9-11, 28, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58-62. You could strip out all the other slides and have a coherent presentation of the Perry scheme.

This is a questionaire . . .

I ask students to fill out, usually before the class where I discuss the Perry scheme. It is unscientific; just my attempt to give students a chance to decide before the discussion which position fits with them best. After completing discussion of the scheme I have two slides at the end of the Power Point that indicate which statements on the questionaire fit with with Perry level.

The Power Point uses a table

outlining the first six stages of Perry' scheme. This is a pdf of that table with certain parts of the text highlighted in red.

The same table as above

but without text highlighted in red.

The NOS (Nature of Science) survey. We spend a class asking students to do a survey that indicates their personal philosophy of science (and their perceptions of reality). It is based on Monk, M. & Dillon, J. (Eds.) (1995). Learning to teach science: Activities for student teachers and mentors. There are two files. One is a pdf of the the survey questions, followed by tables for calculating scores, and finally descriptions of the five axes (relativism vs positivism; inductivism vs. inductivism, etc.) Two is the Power Point presentation that takes students through the survey.

The NOS Questionaire

The NOS survey Power Point

A Concise History of Human Cultural Development

The link above is to a time series diagram showing the main events in human cultural development. It has nothing directly to do with the Perry scheme or the NOS survey, except that in both courses we used the Perry scheme as backdrop to understanding human development and our relationship with the environment. It is 11 x 17. There are two power points that explore and explain the ideas in the table that are used in the two courses. Let me know if you would like to see them.

Job Satisfaction in the Geosciences and Other Fields

Below is a link to a power point created by Steve Baedke (Geology/Environmental Science; JMU) on job satisfaction in the geosciences and other fields. Note this data is for people 1 year out of school. The presentation is used in a GenEd introductory class.

Power Point: What Do Geologists Do: compiled by Steve Baedke

Below are links to web sites that give statistics on job satisfaction. The first is for the geosciences, the 2nd and 3rd for many professions. Note these rankings, unlike the ones in the power point, are for people who have been in a profession for a while.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Geoscientists

Jobs Rated 2014: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst

Happiness Index: Top 300 Careers With The Highest Job Satisfaction Ratings