ERIC Number: ED254648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Skills for the Changing Workplace: An Automotive Repair Instructor's Guide. Research and Development Series No. 256.
Bhaerman, Robert D.; North, Ricke A.
This guide was developed to assist vocational instructors in automotive repair programs in presenting broadly applicable nontechnical (often called quality of work life--QWL) skills, such as interpersonal and group process skills, problem solving and decision making, planning, communications, reasoning skills, and organizational management skills. The guide provides examples of instructional strategies and student learning activities that can be used to integrate such objectives into existing programs. It also identifies supportive resources and indicates where they can be used to aid in developing QWL skills. The following traditional instructional methods are identified and discussed in the guide: the textbook-workbook approach, the lecture/discussion method, the demonstration method, and the show-and-tell method. The following additional approaches also are discussed: the project method, the problem-solving method, the discovery method, individualized instruction and performance-based instruction, the contract method, peer teaching and peer tutoring, simulation and role playing, the instructional worksheet method, the case-study method, the business enterprise and entrepreneurship approach, the unit approach, and miscellaneous techniques. Finally, the following experiential approaches are discussed: cooperative education and job shadowing. The guide also includes selected resources on quality of work life objectives; on the instructional approaches; and on selecting labor, business, and industry contacts. (KC)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Business Administration, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Cooperative Education, Decision Making Skills, Economics, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Employee Attitudes, Employment Potential, Integrated Activities, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Organization, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Work Attitudes
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD256--$8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Quality of Working Life
Note: For related documents, see ED 240 283 and CE 040 849-851.