ERIC Number: ED217125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Developing Social and Life Skills. Strategies for Tutors.
Stanton, Geoff; And Others
This guide is intended for continuing education tutors in England who are concerned with the design and implementation of curricula intended to promote the development of social and life skills (SLS) in 16-19 year olds as part of a Unified Vocational Preparation scheme. After a brief description of the background and the current usage of the term "social and life skills," the guide offers the authors' views of the nature of SLS teaching (i.e., that it is an area of personal development, rather than a subject or course). The guide then offers a planned curriculum as a hypothesis, suggesting that teachers using it test its feasibility and effectiveness. The curriculum offered provides a framework in which experimentation can take place constructively, and some instruments to help with testing of the hypothesis. Models of SLS development are provided for experimentation. The document concludes by considering some of the practical issues which arise in the course of implementing curricula, such as selecting content for SLS schemes and evaluating SLS offerings. Descriptions of publications which may be sources of teaching and learning materials are contained in the appendix to the guide. (KC)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Vocational Education
Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, Room 5/81, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7PH, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: England; Unified Vocational Preparation